Chair Profile: Rick Harvey

July 4th, 2018|Chair Profiles|

Rick Harvey

TEC Canada  CEO and Small Business Chair
Edmonton, AB

“Today’s CEOs must respond to quick-paced marketplaces, constant innovation and a host of issues not under their control. There is a sense of isolation that goes along with that role. Our group’s operating principle is that we move from CEO behaviour to team behaviour, adopting the group’s agenda, where all members are valued and accountable to each other.”

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“Uneasy lies the head that wears the Crown.”

Though Shakespeare understood a thing or two about the isolation of leaders, four decades of sitting alongside CEOs and board chairs have given Rick Harvey unique insight into the particular challenges of being a senior executive.

He knows first-hand what it takes to provide leadership, motivation and direction to an organization – which is ultimately made up of linked individuals, and how to mentor that human capital, a key factor in building an enduring corporate culture.

Rick began his consulting career with Price Waterhouse, expanding the firm’s Edmonton executive search and transition counseling groups into a pre-eminent marketplace position.

His evolution into a generalized management consultant began when he joined Western Management Consultants. Over his career he has consulted to an extensive cross section of industries, at all levels of government and in the not-for-profit sector, recruiting inaugural boards of directors and start-up executive teams along the way. Rick holds a Certified Management Consultant designation.

TEC Group Vision

To increase the effectiveness and enhance the lives of our members by acting as an advisory board, offering relationship building opportunities and enhancing business acumen and wisdom.


  • Mentor to graduating students at the University of Alberta’s School of Business
  • Board of Directors & Executive Committee, Junior Achievement
  • Director, Institute of Management Consultants of Alberta
  • Board of Directors, Art Gallery of Alberta

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,300 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 23,000 business leaders.

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