OUR TEAM

Principals of StratCom and through our founding partnership role with Vantage Alliance:
     

Rick Stoller
President, StratCom
Founding Partner, Vantage Alliance

Rick Stoller brings a broad range of executive international ministry experience as the President of StratCom Group. He is a strategist – with a heart for ministry, a concern for stewardship and accountability, and a drive for achieving measurable ministry results.  

A native of Indiana, Rick Stoller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wheaton College.  Before going into Christian ministry, he held several executive marketing and management positions in the Midwest.

Rick most recently served as the Executive Director of Youth For Christ International Ministries, where he developed strategic and operational plans to fund this worldwide ministry.  Rick has served as the Director of Operations of Camfel Productions (a Christian multimedia and film production company in California), and on the pastoral team of Lake Avenue Congregational Church (a 4,000 member church in Pasadena) where he directed the communications ministry.

Prior to moving to Denver a number of years ago to serve with Youth For Christ International, Rick was Vice President of Interdev in Seattle, an international communications and consulting ministry.  He is an award-winning designer, and has also written and produced a number of multimedia and video productions for nonprofit organizations.

Rick has traveled to over 50 countries and has held workshops, seminars and conferences on the subjects of strategic planning and outcome-oriented management, communications, and financial development. For the last 15 years, he has consulted with large churches, international ministries and other nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Rick has led a number of intensive cross-cultural strategic planning institutes in Asia, Africa and the Middle East – working together with individual ministries and country-focused initiatives – seeking God’s vision for the future impact of ministry in these strategic areas of the world.

 

 

Tom Beck
Founding Partner, Vantage Alliance

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona and his M.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University. He was a founding partner of Blockbuster Midwest (d.b.a. Blockbuster Video) in 1986. During Tom’s 3 year tenure Blockbuster grew from one unit to over 400 units with revenues of $450 million. After managing various aspects of Blockbuster Video’s operations, he joined the private KCEB Foundation in 1989 as Executive Director. There, he established funding and investment guidelines for the foundation and provided management consulting services for many non-profit organizations.

In 1992 Tom was a founding partner of Boston Chicken, Inc. and for six and a half years he was a senior officer overseeing the development of many aspects of the corporation, including franchise development, international development, and organizational development. When Tom left Boston Chicken in 1998 he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources overseeing all aspects of Human Resources as well as Operations Support, Training, and Call Center Operations. During those six and half years, Boston Chicken developed more than 1,200 Boston Market units as well as more than 600 Einstein Bagel units.

Tom has served as a guest lecturer on business and leadership issues at the Northwest Graduate School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he served as adjunct faculty teaching a course in International Management.

As President of Synergos Solutions, LLC and a partner with Vantage Alliance, Tom consults with a variety of businesses, churches, faith-based agencies, and NGO’s helping them by coaching their leadership in governance development, organizational development, team development and executive coaching.