Rick Unruh,PMP/PCBC

About Rick

Rick is a nationally and internationally respected senior business leader, contract executive, coach, and delivery manager with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of business verticals including construction, oil and gas, technology, and healthcare to name a few.

Rick started his entrepreneurial background with his first acquisition of a construction company in 1983 and then after selling his stake he started his first private consulting company rmt consulting in 1989.

Since 2007, Rick has functioned as CEO and President of rtpm consulting a boutique management consulting agency focused on working with clients and fulfilling their needs for interim contract resourcing; developing efficient and cost-effective business programs, emerging leader training, and execution strategies to deliver successful business programs and service upgrades.

Supported by a strong education background, specialty training, and aligned certifications, Rick has a passion for working with, coaching, and mentoring business owners, managers, and executives with improving their personal, professional, and business effectiveness.

Rick understands the demands of running a business having owned and operated various companies in construction, real-estate development, retail stores, consulting, software development, and now most recently business performance coaching.

Rick has managed projects and programs as a consultant from $1 million to over $120 million. He has managed international and multicultural teams ranging in size from 2 to over a 100 resources.

Rick possesses comprehensive experience directing, coaching, and supervising resources, managing and directing business programs and projects as a business owner, employee, and consultant. His wide-ranging and broad based background includes executive management, corporate leadership, and personnel management


rtpm consulting inc. owned and operated by Rick, exists to provide the best management, interim executive services, and business performance coaching services available through the use of innovative systems, tools, solutions, networks, and practices available in North America.

Directed by a passion for excellence, honest and ethical conduct, and uncompromising dedication allows rtpm consulting to achieve quality results and commitment.

Rick guarantees effective and knowledgeable representation for your business. His reputation and history of success with clients and their business needs speaks for itself. There's no substitution for the best.

To contact Rick directly for presentations, discussion, or for a free consultation contact  him at rick.unruh@rtpm.ca or by phone at (403) 771-8261 / (250) 999-8261.


Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Washington State University (Pullman, Washington) and a Masters of Science in Project Management from Denver Technical College (Denver, Colorado) where he graduated with honors and sat as a member of the Board and Advisory Counsel for the College.

He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute and a Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC) with the Professional Business Coaches Alliance.

He has sat on the Board of the PMI Southern Alberta Chapter as the Vice President of Professional Development and the Project Management Development Advisory Board for Mount Royal University, he currently sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Calgary.
Rick is an experienced educator, instructing Mount Royal University’s Project Management Certificate Program and PMI’s PMP and PgMP Preparation classes. Rick creates and delivers custom Program and Project training for project managers and executives.

Rick’s background is complemented by an exemplary ability for building business delivery and service management models that include the creation of delivery and service processes, methodologies, and project and support team structures.