Rick Garstka


Rick Garstka, co-founder of Red Hawk, is an accomplished MIS professional with more than 30 years of experience in application development and project management. With emphasis on receivables management and financial reporting in the P&C insurance industry, Rick has focused on designing and implementing technology creatively to optimize strategic business opportunities.

Prior to Red Hawk, Rick led a team of IT professionals at Blue Cod Technologies. The team provided Tier 1, 2, and 3 application and technical support to more than 20 insurers and MGAs. In addition to day-to-day support, the group delivered customized, timely, cost-effective IT and business services to satisfy the requirements of a diverse customer base. Before joining Blue Cod, Rick was the Manager of Operations at AMGRO, Inc., a $120 million premium-finance subsidiary of the Hanover Insurance Group.

He also served as a lead developer at Commonwealth Mutual, a start-up personal lines insurance company in Massachusetts.