Rick is a banking professional with over 19 years of commercial lending experience at First Pennsylvania Bank. In 1987, Rick was hired by a leasing company to run their equipment rental subsidiary, and he purchased that subsidiary in 1989. He sold that company in 1992 and began a new career as an independent contractor.
In his new capacity, Rick focused on short-term assignments at banks, to handle special projects, fill key-person absences, and to support full-time staff during periods of heavy volume. In 1995, responding to requests from banks to staff multiple interim positions, he established a staffing agency to place very experienced professionals into short-term assignments. In 1998, he and a business associate created CalPro Partners to complete specialized commercial loan documentation projects. In 2000, he established a joint venture arrangement with a real estate professional to complete lease abstract projects.
Rick has a BS degree in Marketing from St. Joseph's University, completed the Stonier School of Banking program at Rutgers University, and has an MBA-Finance degree from Widener University. He is president and owner of Schilling Professional Staffing, Inc. a company providing experienced industry specialists for interim or project assignments at financial institutions. Articles about his firm have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Spare Room Tycoon, House of Business, and other industry publications. Guest appearances included Money Matters and Consulting 101. Rick is a board member and volunteers significant time to Joseph's People Ltd., a support mission for unemployed and underemployed workers.