Rick King is executive vice president and chief operating officer for technology of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
Mr. King has been with Thomson Reuters since 2000 and has held numerous executive-level roles in the company. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. King held executive-level positions at Ceridian Employer Services, Jostens Learning and WICAT Systems Inc. Mr. King began his career as a teacher and coach in Vermont.
Mr. King was elected to the board of directors for TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE: TCB) in 2014. In 2011, Mr. King was named by Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Governor’s Technology Advisory Council. In addition, Mr. King is recognized as an expert on broadband and was named by former Governor Tim Pawlenty to chair Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force. Mr. King serves on the boards of trustees for Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Science Museum of Minnesota (chair), Greater MSP, Minnesota Business Partnership, and serves on advisory boards for the University of Minnesota for the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Carlson School of Management.
In 2012, Mr. King was named one of the 200 people to watch by Twin Cities Business and won the CIO Career Achievement Award from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Previously, he was honored as Minnesota’s 2008 Technology Executive of the Year by the Minnesota High Tech Association and was named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Leaders in IT in 2007.
Mr. King earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Vermont.