Rick Slifka began his career in the recruiting search industry in 1981 when he joined one of the country’s leading national recruiting organizations. Due to his extensive background, which includes relationships with many of the bankcard industry’s prominent leaders, Rick launched Exec-Links in 2002 and continues to specialize in the payment processing industry.

A high energy, focused and passionate consultant, Rick thrives on challenges inherent in both industries.

Maintaining a reputation for quickly determining the ideal cultural fit, no matter the degree of difficulty, he continues to consistently identify best-in-class talent.

Additionally, because of his 5+ years as Director – Sales and Membership Marketing with the PGA TOUR’s TPC division, Rick was also sought after by private clubs and several of the industry’s top golf club management firms to assist with their uniquely specific Talent needs.

With a reputation of being diligent and thorough in analyzing client and candidate needs, a key element to consistent success is matching the values and personality of a candidate with each clients’ work environment, management style and corporate culture.

Commitment to a best-in-class quality of service, observing the concepts of cooperation and confidentiality, together with an efficient and cost-effective format, has ensured the ongoing success and growing reputation of Exec-Links. As a boutique firm with select clients, Exec-Links enjoys the freedom of identifying candidates within a larger number of companies. Relying on strong communication skills and highlighted by an open, honest and effective approach, clients benefit with a low maintenance, highly effective search process that continues to yield results. If you have (or have not) previously collaborated with a Search firm, you will quickly determine that our process is efficient, professional and highly personalized. Our goal is to deliver the results you demand.