Based at Cornerstone’s headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Rick will be responsible for overseeing the day to day financial functions of the Company. He will assist in planning and budgeting, and actively participate in identifying and implementing strategic initiatives and risk mitigation controls.

“Rick is a financial executive with a distinguished track-record of strengthening companies’ sustainability and success, and we are delighted to welcome him to Cornerstone,” said Janelle Piatkowski, president and CEO. “His prior experience makes him the ideal choice to lead our finance division as we continue to expand our global footprint.”

Rick brings to Cornerstone nearly 30 years of experience in accounting, credit and financial services, business transformation, process improvement, compliance and the development and implementation of data analytics. His professional experience includes a long running tenure at Tiffany & Co., where he rose in ranks from staff accountant to director, credit services and most recently, director, financial services.

In his most recent position, Rick was responsible for providing shared services to the U.S. and Canada for accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, sales audit and travel services. Overseeing a team of 41 full time employees, he led the implementation of a workflow processing solution for indirect spend invoices, and oversaw the implementation of a new time capture system for the US and Canada, among several other things.

Rick has a BS in Finance and Corporate Accounting from Juniata College. He also holds his CPA and has a master’s certificate in project management. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPA’s and the Association for Financial Professionals.

Rick can be reached at (908) 848-4015 or