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Rick Minicozzi
USMA 1986
Managing Partner, Thayer Leader Development Group; Managing Partner, The Historic Thayer Hotel

Rick Minicozzi is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he served at Ft. Hood and is a combat veteran of Operation Just Cause in Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Rick founded a real estate investment company while he was based at Ft. Hood and left the Army to pursue this venture full time. Rick is a value investor and has invested, developed and turned around many properties in Austin, Texas over 25 years.

In 2009, he led a partnership to acquire the Historic Thayer Hotel, re-capitalize, renovate and restored it to the quality that is expected at West Point. Today Rick Minicozzi is the Managing General Partner and owner of the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.

In 2010, Rick led a group of West Point graduates to found the Thayer Leader Development Group (TLDG) at West Point. TLDG provides executive leadership and ethics education coupled with experiential learning, team building and guest speaker program to help build leaders of character by offering leadership and ethics education grounded in the United States Army leadership philosophy of “Be, Know, Do” and the United States Military Academy at West Point values of “Duty, Honor, Country” in the inspirational venue of the Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point.

Rick co-founded Iron Sword Enterprises, Inc. a New York based construction company that provides construction projects between $1 million to $20 million. He is also founder of ESR Development, Inc. in Austin, Texas. ESR has recently completed a $7 million condominium renovation on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas.

Additionally, Rick also founded Always There Property Management Services (ATPMS) in 1999. ATPMS provides property management services to both his personal multi-family portfolio, as well as, those of other owners and home owners associations. He lives and commutes to West Point, New York from Austin, Texas.