For more than 30 years, Rick Blowers has led successful teams in a variety of industries. He joined First American in 2005 as a Regional Vice President, responsible for hiring and developing an expansion sales team. In the nine years that followed, his team focused on the healthcare industry and became the highest producing team in the company's history, consistently breaking records year after year. Rick received the company's highest honor, the Chairman's Award, for excellence in character and leadership in 2008.
With Rick's vision and leadership, First American became the first finance company to earn the elite Peer Reviewed by HFMA designation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In 2012, he led the initiative that earned First American's finance solutions the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and he currently serves as an active member on the AHA Partner Advisory Committee.
For more than 20 years, First American has worked closely with hundreds of the highest quality vendors in the country. With his consistent track record of team development, leadership and goal achievement, Rick was asked to lead First American's Vendor Finance division in 2014. Since then, the company has increased its investment in both people and systems to create a unique offering carefully designed to provide an exceptional experience for both vendors and their customers. Under Rick's leadership, the division has seen year-over-year triple digit growth as they continue to add quality relationships with premier vendors.
Rick is a life-long student of sales and the selling process. He shares his knowledge and expertise with his colleagues and the vendors they serve to create productive programs that increase vendors' sales results. Rick uses an open and collaborative leadership style to deliver on our commitment to provide a different and better experience to the vendors we serve.
Rick is a Certified Leasing and Finance Professional (CLFP) and an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. He has a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. In his free time, he enjoys golf, spending time with family and friends on the water, and traveling with his wife and two daughters.