Meet the Team

Nick Rike

Nick Rike

Senior Physician Recruiter

St.Louis Office

St. Louis, Missouri
What is a day at work like?

IP is a great place to work! We have fun, but get the job done! I am usually sourcing candidates and following up with the physicians I am actively working with, to ensure they are getting everything they need from me. I am their business partner and often friend as well. I am just trying to make sure I provide the support that they require from me, and make sure I am advocating on their behalf to ensure they get what they are looking for/need out of an assignment.

What do you like most about your job?

It is exciting, no two days are the same here!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Madrid, Spain – Beautiful and full of so much culture! Also, anywhere on the Mediterranean. Viva Espana!!

Tell us a bit about your family (furry friends are family, too).

I have a wonderful and beautiful wife we have been married for almost 10 years. I would be lost without her; she is the coordinator of my life. We have four children, three boys and one girl. Now you see why my wife coordinates my life. LOL. I would be lost without her telling me where I need to be, and when I need to be there. We also have two dogs and two Cats. It’s a busy household to say the least, but there is always something to do and fun to be had!!

Who is your favorite actor?

So many good ones! Of course Jonny Depp and Robert Downey. Jr. Chris Pratt is growing on me these days. I have always been a fan of comedy, so Adam Sandler and Chris Farley make my list for sure.

What food do you crave the most?

Ummm…. So…. about that…. Pizza and doughnuts…… Don’t judge me 🙂

What is your favorite board game? 

Monopoly. Just don’t play with my wife….she takes the game very seriously. LOL

What is your favorite sport or team?

St. Louis Cardinals… and New England Patriots! TB12 is the GOAT!!!

What is your greatest extravagance (or guilty pleasure)?

5-hour energy shots. LOL

What is your most treasured possession?

Right now, it is my Family. If you asked me 12 years ago, my answer would have been my 2003 Ford Mustang GT(traded for a mini van!! LOL)

What living person do you most admire?

My mom

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

At times I wish that I could be better organized.

Who are your favorite characters in history?

Genghis Khan. That guy conquered EVERYTHING. LOL

How would you spend your ideal evening?

Going out for dinner with the family and then catching the latest Star Wars movie at the theater!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is my family, hands down. Not to brag, but I have some really great kids! They are respectful and polite. I wish I could take all of the credit for this, but my wife deserves the bulk of the credit here!