Rick McNamee (BS IE 1979) is a principal at Quadrus Consulting, a consulting firm which focuses on interim management, manufacturing management, and turnaround management. Rick facilitates executive meetings and helps his customers with leadership development. He also currently serves on the board of Mobile Mini, a portable storage company as well as on two other company advisory boards.
Upon graduating from Purdue, Rick began his career at IBM in Austin, Texas and held a variety of manufacturing and engineering roles before becoming plant manager of the IBM Printed Circuit board facility in 1992.
In 1994 Rick was recruited to serve as Chairman, President and CEO of Continental Circuits Corporation, a private printed circuit board manufacturer. He took the company public and then sold the business to Hadco Corporation where he stayed on for several years before leaving to form Quadrus Consulting with another former IBMer.
Rick has served as president of the Purdue Club of Phoenix for the last two years.
Tanya graduated from Fairfield University in 1981 in Biology and has been actively involved in various volunteer organizations including planning events for the Purdue Club of Phoenix, various fundraising activities for Save the Family in Mesa Arizona, and serving in several PTA roles during their children’s school years including that of president for four years.
Rick and Tanya have two sons, Frederick, III (Rick) (BS EE 2007) and Michael (BS IE 2010). Rick's father, Frederick, Jr. (BS EE 1945), is also a Purdue alumnus.
The couple traveled on the 2012 President's Council Cruise.