Rick Willett

Operating Executive

Mr. Willett assists Tailwind in sourcing, evaluating and performing due diligence on technology & business services and healthcare opportunities. Rick serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ArrowStream.

Mr. Willett brings extensive experience as an executive and board member across a wide range of technology and software businesses. Most recently, he served as CEO for QuickBase, a leading low-code application development platform provider. Previously, Mr. Willett served as CEO of Ascend Learning, a provider of software and on-line content solutions for healthcare professionals. Prior to Ascend, he served as the CEO of NewPage, a manufacturing company, and the COO of Teleglobe, a software-enabled telecom services business. Mr. Willett currently serves on the Board of Directors of Spear Education.

Mr. Willet began his career at General Electric and progressed through several of the leadership development programs. At GE, he worked across a range of general management and CFO roles in GE’s industrial and GE Capital operating units across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Willett received a BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.