Rich Sprague < Back
Consultant and Creative Director
When you have been working as long as I have, one undoubtedly has ups and downs, successes and failures. Especially when things are often out of one's control, or if one takes risks (like in business).
In the sense of accomplishments, my most rewarding experience was being chosen in 2014 by John Hancock, then president of Kargo Master, to be the company's first marketing services manager. In six years I helped the company grow its revenue by a cool $200M or so. The downfall for me: Kargo Master was so successful that it was sold to a major corporation and my consulting position was eliminated. John and I are still close friends to this day.
Another thing I'm very proud of was helping Mark Dombrowski win a Justice of the Peace election in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the late 90s. He beat the incumbent by 119 votes with nearly 20,000 votes cast, and appointed me to be a Small Claims Court Judge for a year. What an experience!
Finally, and this goes back to the 60s, I was selected by the NCAA as the Official Scorer for the College World Series in Omaha in 1967 where Arizona State University won the Championship with the likes of Rick Monday, Sal Bando and Reggie Jackson.
I love my work. And I have been fortunate that 25 years after suffering what could be a life ending illness, I'm still very much alive and kicking, and doing what I like to do and what I am very good at.