Rick Hilmer
Media Division
San Diego, CA

When you ask Media Division's Rick Hilmer, how he got his start in marketing, he will tell you with Peterson Outdoor in Orlando in 1993. However, those closer to him know that he was working to send messages long before that … when he started a fire in his bedroom in order to send smoke signals.

His 17 years of Out of Home Media experience led him to Las Vegas after the sale of Peterson Outdoor. He helped to integrate Nevada, Colorado and California holdings for Chancellor Media's Outdoor, managing annual revenues over $20m. He later joined the senior management team of Bressler Outdoor, with assets in 32 states.

After the successful sale of Bressler in 2003, Rick formed a media company called Grandesign, which produced Lifestyle Publications that grew to 11 titles and over 100,000 monthly issues. After selling the publication in 2006, he later merged with partner Aaron Gaeir to assemble a team of experienced Out of Home media experts to form what is known today as Grandesign Media Services, Lynup's sister company. Rick is happily married to his wife Vivian and has 2 daughters attending college in Florida.

Favorite Quote
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - … from a song

Biggest lesson learned
The grass may be greener, but it still has to be mowed!




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