About Harbor Cove Partners:


Richard M. Railsback
Richard M. Railsback

Managing Partner

Cell: (781) 690-1978

Rick is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Harbor Cove Partners. He performs senior-level executive coaching engagements across all sectors and conducts executive search engagements in the finance function as well as general management positions in the industrial sector. Prior to Harbor Cove Partners, Rick was a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International where he spent 15 years in the firm’s Global Industrial and Financial Officers Practices.

Before entering the executive search industry, Rick was president of a commodity trading company that served textile manufacturers in the United States, Canada and Mexico as a key global supply chain provider of fiber from the Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Earlier, he was manager of equity trading for an investment banking firm where he served major asset management institutions. Rick began his career in institutional sales with a New York investment bank, providing research to asset managers nationwide.

Drawing on his diverse career experience, Rick brings a valuable depth of perspective to our executive search and coaching clients. He has provided trusted and valued counsel to senior leaders for over 15 years. His understanding of leadership competencies and styles is based on his prior coaching work at the Executive Education Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School and remains fresh through his commitment to continuous learning.

Rick earned his bachelors degree from Princeton University. He pursues his commitment to continuous learning in areas of executive leadership through workshops and conferences at the Harvard Medical School and coaching certification programs. Rick is ICF certified as well as in the use of Emotional Intelligence and Hogan tools.

Outside of coaching and executive search, Rick is a certified mediator, performing pro bono mediations in the Massachusetts District Court system. A licensed pilot and US Coast Guard Master Captain, Rick brings to his clients a unique breadth of experience as well as a commitment to continuous learning and personal development.