Colin Ricks is from Cleveland, OH and earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University. Following graduation, he was commissioned into the Marine Corps in 2005. Colin trained as an artillery officer and served in numerous leadership roles both in combat and overseas operations, including in Iraq and Africa. In 2012, then Capt Ricks left active duty and continued as a Reserve Marine, serving as a Marine for Life representative guiding veterans into civilian life. At this time, Colin went to graduate school at Wake Forest to receive a Master’s Degree in Business, graduating in 2014.
Since graduating, Colin served as the CEO of Perimeter Security Systems, a leading provider of electrified security fencing. During his tenure, Colin designed a patent pending application of a security system, scaled operations and increased sales growth, and then successfully exited the business with his investors through acquisition from a national competitor.
He has lived in Charlotte since 2012 with his wife, Elizabeth, son Tommy, and retriever, Charlie.