Nashville, Rick Kloete, Chapter Director

Phone : (615) 823-7723

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Rick Kloete’s philosophy is to approach life, executive recruiting, leadership consulting, and helping his clients, with creative thinking, determination, and a commitment to service. Focused on delivering results now, his 25+ years of experience in Management positions and Sales Leadership roles with some of the nation’s major technology and communications companies have honed his skills in Team building, Change Management, Sales Management, IT Communications Technology, and Coaching. Rick’s experience includes, acquiring talent to open new markets, managing Regional Sales Teams, and Managing National Healthcare & Government Accounts.

Rick earned his BS in Finance from The University of New Orleans (formerly LSUNO) with graduate work done in education, psychology, and quantitative methods, and was an adjunct instructor for Belmont University’s Center for Professional Development.

He was the Founding President of Metro Leaders Chapter Toastmasters International, achieving a Competent Communicator & Leader, & 2007 Speech Contest Winner for Metro Leaders Toastmasters.

He enjoys playing trumpet, golf, chess and spending time with his family when he’s not pulling for his New Orleans Saints & LSU Tigers. Additional community involvement includes volunteering for Restore Ministries of the YMCA, the Nashville Rescue Mission, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra NCO Volunteer, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

Rick is the founding President & Principal Sr. Partner of Kloete Group, Inc., a retained executive search firm based in the Nashville, TN area. Prior to forming his own firm he served as a leading executive recruiter with The Human Capital Group, as well as Chairman of the Board of the Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce, President / Owner of Fearless Advantage: a sales training, & business consulting firm, National Account Manager, Healthcare & Government , AVAYA, President, Chairman, & VP of Training for the Nashville Association of Sales Professionals, Regional Director of Sales, GTE / Verizon, Sales Manager, AT&T / Lucent Technologies, Continuing Education Professor at Delgado University.