Rick has over thirty years IT Audit and Management experience with expertise in information systems controls, computer forensics and project management. Rick’s first 20 years of his career was spent in industry including Insurance, Technology and Retail. While at NCR Corporation, Rick traveled extensively internationally performing IT Audits and Program Management reviews. In 2010, Rick started with Texas State University System as the IT Auditor, serving the Lamar Components.
He has a BBA from Western Michigan University and through the years achieved recognition as a Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer (CPISI), Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Rick is a Vietnam veteran serving 2 years active duty in the Navy and 4 years in the Navy Reserves. A Michigan native growing up in the Cereal City of Battle Creek (Kellogg’s “Best to you each morning”), is an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hiking and most recently cycling various areas in Southeast Texas. Rick lives in Silsbee with his wife Becky and two Rotties, Beau and Belle.