Rick Underberg

As Principal and Executive Recruiter with Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates, Rick has effectively placed hundreds of professionals and C-level leaders who have added long-term value to their organizations.


Rick has built prosperous partnerships from small, entrepreneurial, niche businesses to large, multinational corporations. His understanding of talent needs and staffing challenges spans a variety of business sectors: manufacturing, distribution, information technology, financial services, as well as non-profit and engineering firms.

Having spent years in business management and consulting for leaders in the human resources and employee benefits fields, Rick has a keen sense of what it takes to succeed in roles that have direct interface with customers (like sales, marketing, and operations management). He honed his keen senses while President of Doherty Employment Group and as Managing Consultant for James Bissonett & Associates, Inc. Rick also spent several years as a Vice President of a national distributor of music, video, and computer software for major retailers, including Target, Wal-Mart, and Sears.

Fun facts and interests

Rick is a Red River Valley native and seeker of wide-open spaces. He’s an enthusiastic traveler and relishes in not only the trip, but the planning process as well. He enjoys long walks, tennis, and time with his family.