Rick Quattrini was recruited to Baker by Coach Jim Irick following an outstanding athletic career at Pascack Valley High School in New Jersey. As a senior he served as the football team captain, was selected to the all-county and all-state first team on defense.
At Baker he started all football games on defense. In his junior year he was selected a tri-captain, led the team in tackles and was voted the team’s MVP. In 1974 he suffered a season-ending injury but was allowed to red-shirt that year. He returned in 1975 and was selected team captain, led the team in tackles and was once again voted the team’s most valuable player. As a senior he was selected to the first-team all-conference team and first-team All-District 10 and was named in 1975 one of the outstanding college athletes of America. On campus he was additionally an active member and officer in the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Following graduation he studied Italian at the University of Genoa and later attended the University of Petroleum and Minerals at Daharan, Saudi Arabia.
Through his business career he has been involved in a wide range of entrepreneurial businesses, including the development of a concept model for luxury floating restaurants that led him to form a partnership that launched five 400-passenger vessels in New York. For his efforts he was awarded Nations Restaurant News top industry award for design and concept. Later he formed other businesses and partnerships that directed the design, construction and retrofitting of multiple inland excursion vessels, built luxury homes on the Hudson River waterfront, and most recently headed up the acquisition of a hotel room brokerage firm that has since become the largest such service provider in North America.
He is involved in a wide range of business related boards and is active in civic and philanthropic activities. He is married to the former Linda Ann Donovan and together they have four children, Justin, Derek, Christie Anna and Gianna Maria. The Quattrinis currently reside in Tenafly, New Jersey.