Rick Martella

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Marketing & Communications, The Brickman Group

Brickman/Valley Crest represents the recent merger of two companies to create the nation’s largest Landscaping & Snow Services Company with over 20,000 team members. The company also recently announced BrightView as the future name of their combined organization.

As Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Marketing & Communications, Rick leads the development and execution of engagement & communications strategies across key stakeholder groups both internally and externally. This includes Branding, Marketing, Communications as well as the development of strategies related to Government & Community Relations.

Rick has over 20 years of experience within the services industry and broad expertise in stakeholder engagement and social & environmental impact. Rick has been actively involved on the Board of Directors for the newly formed United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He also serves as Chairman for the Washington DC based, Public Affairs Council.

Rick enjoyed a 20 year career with Aramark Corporation ultimately serving as Vice President of Corporate Affairs. In this capacity Rick developed and lead functions related to Community Involvement, Government Relations, Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Communications among others. Prior to this role he served in a number of operational and development roles of increasing responsibility during the launch of Aramark’s facility services segment.

Rick holds a BA degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and has completed advanced studies at the University of Chicago and Boston College