Rick Mattioda - Vice Chairman

Rick Mattioda serves as vice chairman of Leopardo Companies. Under his leadership, Leopardo has grown into one of the nation’s top contractors. Previously in his role as president and now as vice chairman, Rick’s belief in a transparent, open-book business approach has helped Leopardo distinguish itself from the competition.

With 40 years of industry experience, including three decades with Leopardo, Rick is an enthusiastic proponent for continuous improvement and achievement. Furthermore, he was the driving force behind the creation of Leopardo’s long-standing Total Quality Management (TQM) initiative, which is aimed at cross-awareness and quality in all organizational processes. Today, TQM continues to provide a people-focused approach to management that gives every Leopardo employee a voice in improving the company.

In recognition of his industry leadership, Rick was inducted into Midwest Real Estate News’ Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame in 2012. He was named one of the Midwest’s 40 top commercial real estate executives over the age of 40 by the same magazine in 2008. Prior to that, he was honored at a ceremony for the 2006 Contractor of the Year, awarded to Rick and Leopardo by the Coalition for United Community Action, a group dedicated to training minorities and women for employment in construction. This prestigious honor recognized Rick’s drive for excellence and Leopardo’s consistent demonstration of superior leadership qualities and contributions to the minority construction community.

Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in construction technology from Western Illinois University and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), FMI Peer Group (President/CEO group) and serves on the board of directors of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation and the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.