Chief Executive Officer
Rick Morsches serves as Chief Executive Officer for TranSystems and is responsible for the overall direction of the company guiding strategic initiatives and continuing to grow the firm as one of the nation's top consulting fims solely focused on the broad range of transportation. He serves as a director on the board.
Rick has been part of the executive team transforming the company from a $20 million firm located in six Midwest cities to a $240 million multimodal firm located in more than 30 cities throughout the United States. He has worked as part of the senior management team in operating the firm, as well as creating solid stock ownership performance. Rick splits his time between Chicago and Kansas City, the firm's headquarters.
Rick started with the firm in 1989 as Principal/Vice President in charge of developing business from states, counties and municipalities; as well as leading various multimodal projects. In 2002, he was named the Regional Vice President for the Great Lakes and Northeast regions providing leadership to 12 offices. After much success as a regional leader, Rick was asked to serve the company on a national level, providing guidance to 26 offices dedicated to providing service to clients through TranSystems' States and Municipalities Market Sector.
Prior to 1989, Rick worked for two transportation consulting engineers in the Chicago area.
As a Principal, Rick has served more than 25 clients within the public sector on the state, county and local levels. He has been synonymous with transportation in Chicago. Rick has directed all aspects of projects spanning all modes of transportation including highways, intermodal facilities, transit systems, passenger rail, freight, parking facilities, bikeways and pedestrian facilities. Rick has managed these services for all levels of governments including federal (FHWA & FTA), state (IDOT, PennDOT, and ODOT), cities (20 municipalities) and counties (all Chicago collar counties). Rick has also brokered multi-agency deals involving real estate developers and venture capitalists.
Rick holds a Master of Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, as well as a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton.