Nick Rench who was our Research Analyst for over 15 years passed away recently. We had worked with Nick both at the Center for Executive Options and again when he joined us at Shields Meneley Partners. Prior to this work, Nick was CIO at GTE Electrical Products. Nick was committed to providing our staff and clients with deep and comprehensive research to support their job search. He has been an important team member in helping our firm develop a strong reputation for a focus on the individual and a unique program for helping our clients identify and obtain the job that they desire. But, beyond his excellent research work, it was Nick’s enthusiasm for life that was particularly infectious to those that knew him. In particular, Nick was passionate about fishing! He often sent us pictures like that seen at the right and would regale us with wonderful stories about his fishing trips to Florida and his favorite fly-fishing stream in Montana. Nick, we will miss you.
Hedrick has more than 25 years of experience providing growth-oriented nonprofit and for-profit companies with business and financial leadership. His professional experience includes: strategic financial planning, financial due diligence, financial system integration, merger and acquisitions and project management. Additionally, he has experience in leading information system implementation, organizational change, investment management, board education and governance.
“In these challenging times with health reform, we at Rogers find ourselves anticipating growth that will meet the mental health needs of our neighbors in Wisconsin and beyond,” said Hammer, CEO of the southeast Wisconsin system anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital. “We are delighted that Michael is joining us, bringing with him a diversity of experience and leadership in strategic financial planning and implementation that further strengthens our management team moving forward.”
A native of Elm Grove, Wis., Michael is a graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Southern Methodist University.
“I am joining Rogers at a time when great opportunity lies ahead for it to expand its services and the strength of its programs,” said Hedrick. “Rogers’ management and leadership have positioned it as a front-runner in behavioral health care, with strong people, programs, facilities and financial foundation. Now is the time to focus on the future; I’m pleased I am going to be able to contribute to that growth.”
Mr. Hedrick has previously served on the board of Rogers Partners in Behavioral Health, a key corporation for the Rogers system. He has served for more than 10 years on the board of WINGS Program, Inc., an organization providing services for victims of domestic violence. He is also member of the finance and investment committees for One Hope United, a multi-state family and children’s agency.