Senior Advisor

George Rickus

George supports 3Si clients with strategy, research, financial and operational planning and analysis, and data analytics.

In partnership with the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER), George has led the development and technical assistance for the Cost of Provider Quality & Revenue (CPQ&R), an Excel-based tool that can be used at the state or district level to estimate the cost of expanding high quality early learning programs.  The CPQ&R includes settings for “best practice” based on the NIEER State of Preschool quality benchmarks and allows users to change settings to understand the cost implications of alternate program options or models of delivery (e.g. center- or school- based, preschool or infant-toddler care).  Other projects included analyzing local labor market adjustments for 3Si’s Washington State K-12 public school staff compensation analysis and developing financial models to estimate the impact and benefit of capital investments in early learning facilities in the Seattle metropolitan region.

Formerly, he was a consultant at Bain & Company, where his work included growth strategy, organizational design, and performance improvement.

George holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors from the University of Florida.  He is a graduate of the United Way Leadership United program for community leadership and board development.