Rick Kash is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Cambridge Consulting Group, one of the world’s preeminent, growth-strategy consulting firms, which was acquired by Nielsen Holdings Plc in 2009. Kash joined Nielsen at the time of the acquisition, ultimately serving as vice chairman of Nielsen. Since leaving Nielsen in 2016, Kash, who currently serves as a director of Simply Good Foods, has served on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards. He is also currently affiliated with Vestar as a director of Woodstream, another Vestar portfolio company. Kash received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from DePaul University in 2017.