Our leadership team personifies the same qualities you’re looking for in your executive search – vision, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. And that makes it easy for us to recognize the leadership potential of candidates who may be right for you.
Rick Vogel (he/him/his)
Lori Poulin (she/her)
Rick Vogel (he/him/his)
Rick Vogel is the Founding Principal of The Vogel Group. In addition to leading search assignments, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Edmonton office, client development and management.
Rick holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the search industry, Rick spent 20 years in the financial services industry in both Canada and the United States. While in the U.S., Rick owned and operated, as President and Chief Executive Officer, a financial advisory company in South Florida. His experience in the areas of executive management and leadership, financial services, operational change management, marketing and staff management provides significant value and expertise to his role in executive recruitment.
For more than 15 years, Rick has led numerous senior leadership searches for public and private companies, not-for-profit and charitable organizations, municipalities, government as well as many Board recruitments. He has the ability to assess and evaluate the candidate’s personality, potential and pedigree resulting in the right fit for the organization.
Top Recruiter Canada has named Rick as Edmonton’s #1 Agency Recruiter in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and now again in 2022.
Rick’s active community involvement has included the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation (Board of Trustees), the Centre Club (Board of Governors), Alberta Triathlon Association (Vice President), the Minerva Foundation (Executive Board Member), Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Trustee and Board Chair), Intervivos Mentor and the Thunderbird Athletic Basketball Association (Treasurer). He is the currently a Director of World Triathlon Series Edmonton.
He is an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and acquired his ICD.D designation. Rick has been engaged by various organizations to consult on governance issues.
Rick has represented Canada in two sports (track & field and triathlon) and continues to be active in cycling, swimming, running, and triathlon.
Rick and Nikki have been married for more than 30 years and have two grown sons Zach and Jordan.
Tracy has worked in the health, non-profit and charity sectors for over 20 years. Most of these roles have included human resources, recruitment and retention. She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association and has the professional recruiter designation. She understands your needs.
She has been involved in large start-ups, organizational expansion and reorganization. She has reported to boards and has been a board member of several non-profit organizations.
Tracy has formal training and years of experience in governance, management and leadership, EDI, project management, quality improvement, occupational health and safety and privacy. She has received provincial awards for her work.
Having hired, managed and retained hundreds of team members she has a deep and wide understanding of a true fit. Some of her hires are still in their positions 17 years later.
Tracy holds a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences and is a regulated health professional (RD).
When not working, Tracy loves spending time with her two teenagers, partner and adopted Dominican street dog. She also loves cooking, creating new recipes, hiking and having fun with friends.
Lori Poulin (she/her)
Lori moved from Ontario to Edmonton early in 2020 to be close to her adult children. With all the uncertainties we have experienced in the last while, Lori believes life is simply too precious and short to be that far away from family.
With over 20 years experience in office management, administration, and project research, Lori brings a plethora of knowledge to help our team. Coordinating agendas and meetings, providing support to the principals and external affiliations, researching and drafting reports are all part of Lori’s ability to be an effective team member. Her proactive and reactive organization abilities, and her sense of humour all help The Vogel Group be on top of their game and stay upbeat.
When not in the office you can find Lori exploring Alberta’s nature trails and taking road trips to learn exciting details about her new home. Moving west has provided advantages to Lori that she may never have had the opportunity to experience. Visiting Banff and Jasper, as well as traveling through the Rockies to Vancouver were bucket list items that she can now place a check mark beside. The Hoodoos in Drumheller weren’t on her list but Lori now knows they should be part of everyone’s must see! And as a bonus – she was able to do this all with her kids!