Rick Biddle is Managing Partner of Relevant Strategies & Solutions (RS&S) (www.rssconsultantsllc.com ). He founded RS&S in October 2019 to usher in the next generation of planning services rooted in bold thinking and inspired leadership. Since 1992, Rick has developed and provided oversight for planning projects for more than 100 AZA (Association of Zoos & Aquariums) accredited institutions with operating budgets ranging from less than $1 million to well over $100 million.
Rick and his team bring mission-driven passion, a keen business sense and a nuanced understanding of the challenges facing the nonprofit world as they deliver consulting services in business planning/finance, strategic planning, operations, and leadership. He is recognized as a leading management and planning resource in public/private partnerships and governance, strategic and business planning, and executive search.
From 1992 to 2019, Rick was Managing Director of Strategic Management & Business Consulting for Schultz & Williams. Previous to these positions he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Zoo for 11 years. He is a graduate of Villanova University.
Rick loves to travel the world with his wife Ann and is known to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine with her. Fine chocolates and Dairy Queen sundaes are also personal favorites. He loves to play golf (Ann says a golf snob!!) with his clients and two sons, Thomas and Christopher. Rick has been known to have a dry sense of humor and a strong passion for Villanova basketball.