Rick McKee

Personal Statement

"I have spent the lion’s share of my career to date in a technical and creative Internet business that has undergone significant growth and change since its inception as a web services business in 1996. Since then, the Internet now pervades every aspect of modern life. It has been a great privilege to work with such a great variety of people with very different priorities during that period. That close interaction with colleagues, clients or suppliers, regardless of industry or business model, still really sparks my enthusiasm for business. Working with people, helping organisations to find solutions to their business challenges, making things better today than they were yesterday, gives me a great buzz."

Professional Experience

Rick has over 15 years experience of leading the development and growth of one of the most respected and successful digital agencies on the island of Ireland. 

He has significant experience in start-up and growth scenarios and in working successfully to lead and maximise the effectiveness of diverse teams in a service environment; also in meeting the cultural and operational challenges presented by company mergers and acquisitions.

Rick has also held the position of Head of Cross-Platform Development in UTV Media plc, exploring the opportunities of cross-media (TV, Radio & Online) within the group.

Rick applies his commercial, operational and leadership experience in Linkubator's consulting, training and development projects for clients.

Qualifications & Memberships 

BA (hons) Business Studies, University of Ulster, 1994
NI Committee, Marketing Institute of Ireland
Member, Marketing Institute of Ireland 

Personal Interests

Chairman of the Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance (NIMBA), and occasionally I also get to ride my bike!