Ricky began his career in manufacturing with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Professional Engineering License from the State of Indiana. He spent 25 years building, starting up and operating manufacturing plants throughout the US and Mexico. This included land acquisition, plant and equipment design and construction, and the hiring and training of personnel. In the 80’s he bought and sold single family residential properties as a Realtor and as an investor. Ricky relocated with his family to Gainesville, Florida from Mexico in 2001, where he resides now. Ricky was Director of Operations for a large home builder in the State of Florida 2005-2006 in a turnaround situation. He restructured, hired and trained a new group of people to accomplish the needed changes. There were significant improvements in quality and cost. In 2008 he decided to start up RS Investment Concepts to capitalize on the opportunities that were emerging in real estate and to help others do the same. He and his team are actively pursuing the acquisition of distressed properties. This includes short sales, foreclosures, Bank owned properties, nonperforming bank assets, and commercial properties. He has been trained extensively in real estate wholesaling, retailing, rehabbing, finance, marketing, commercial, bulk REO’s, probate, property management, asset protection, tax liens and deeds. Ricky is a Master and a Master Mind with Ron LeGrand and also follows other marketing and real estate gurus such as Robert Kiyosaki, Bill Walsh, George Miller, David Lindahl, Wayne Gray, Cameron Dunlap, Bill Duquette, Alan Cowgill, Sal Buscemi, Bill Glazer, Dan Kennedy, Duncan Weirman, Bonnie Laslo, and Bryan Ellis. Investor support groups are being established in 2010 to help other investors succeed. Ricky is helping with marketing, deal analysis, funding and acquisition. He is also a member of the North Florida Real Estate Investors Association and the Hobby Millionaires. Ricky’s team is focused on providing solutions for distressed home owners, troubled banks, distressed builders and developers.