With heavy heart, we are writing to inform you of the untimely, unexpected, and tragic passing of Rick Beard. Rick died riding his bicycle in a hit-and-run accident on Friday, June 20th. We are shocked and grieving for his family and for ourselves, as friends and colleagues.
Rick's influence runs deep through Cardinal's DNA. As our firm grew, he encouraged his partners to craft it for the long haul. He led us in hiring educated, talented, caring, and passionate professionals. He led by example in showing us to put our clients' interest first. We are all indebted to Rick for the firm he started and the principles he devotedly demonstrated.