Meet Rich


27 May 2020

We’re pleased to introduce you to Rich Rizzardi, our Vice President of Client Engagement. Rich comes to us with meaningful leadership experience along with an enthusiastic dedication to help our clients and STAR achieve success. Following a long career at Campbell Mithun/McCann Worldgroup, Rich led sales, marketing and commercial strategy for several organizations. His diverse background includes Archway Marketing Services, Taylor Corporation and Zep Vehicle Care, where he was the business unit president.

Rich’s passion is the development of ideas to drive growth and new outcomes.  The depth of his experience will bring fresh insights to clients as he leads our sales, marketing and client facing teams. Rich’s enjoys life with his wife and two kids (one launched and one in high school).  Outside of STAR he enjoys the quietness of his hobby farm and their cabin in Wisconsin. He’s also a passionate hockey fan.

“I couldn’t be happier that Rich is part of the STAR family. He’s a talented strategist. He’s a born leader. And he’s already made his mark with several of our clients." - Mark Johnson, STAR CEO.




STAR is an award-winning experiential agency that creates unforgettable, face-to-face experiences for brands in a physical space. For over 25 years, STAR has been a leader in the industry due to its innovative and streamlined approach to strategy, design, and in-house fabrication for global events, retail, corporate interiors, and exhibits. Mark Johnson founded the agency in 1993 and built a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot fabrication center and warehouse space in 2016, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. STAR’s clients include Marvel, Target, 3M, Emerson, Doritos, Sherwin Williams, and the ESPN X-Games. Connect with STAR at or on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.





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