Rick founded, built, and sold Daycom Systems, a telecommunications VAR and Avaya-authorized dealer based in San Diego. The company, with revenues of $26 million, was the largest Avaya VAR on the West Coast, and the only to have both US and Mexican nationwide authorizations. Daycom was acquired by Carousel Industries (Exeter, RI) in April, 2009.
During his career at Daycom, Rick served the North-American Association of Telecommunications Dealers from 1998 – 2005 in various capacities including President. He was also on the Vendor Liaison Committee for the American Colleges and University Telecommunications Association for two years. From 2003-2005 Rick was the Dealer Spokesperson of Avaya’s BusinessPartner Advisory Council. Rick has been a member of executive search firm Bente Hansen & Associates’ Board of Advisors since 2000.
Since the sale of Daycom, Rick co-founded, serves as CFO, and is a Director at South Coast Yachts, the Beneteau authorized dealer in San Diego. He is also founder of BusinessbyDay.com, a business coaching firm, and Steadfast Finance, a California-licensed financial lender. Rick is a Managing Partner in Phenix Salon Suites, and is a Limited Partner in Moore Venture Partners.
He is a US Navy veteran and holds a BS in Finance from San Diego State University. Rick’s business passions are new business development and growth, sales, organizational design, team building, and leadership.
In his free time, Rick enjoys his two kids, keeping fit, water sports, travel, reading, writing, music, Formula 1, and racing his Beneteau sailboat in Southern California.