PACT Founder and CEO
Rick is the Founder and CEO of Partners Against Child Trafficking, a 501.c3 nonprofit based in Austin, TX established in June 2015.
Rick had spent most of his career with Fortune 500 technology companies, including Xerox and IBM, where he had national and international executive roles. However, it was during his days at UC Berkley in Engineering and then Business where his first interest in social justice took a very active role for him. His first activity was when he decided to take on Standard Oil Company of California for oil pollution in the Bay Area in 1971. A story that sounds like a real life-threatening mystery thriller and it was true.
After surviving those days, he went into technology but was still determined to “help build a better community through service” perspective, Rick’s community service stems over several decades from the Make a Wish Foundation, Rotary, Austin Disaster Relief Center to ABBA, an incubator of nonprofits dedicated to community service where he was on the Board of Directors in 2014.
While at ABBA, he received a God call... taking him to an assignment way outside his subject matter expertise. Rick doesn’t make light of his calling nor why he dropped everything to serve. His assignment: was to stop child sex trafficking, not victim services. This was his calling.
Rick has spoken to thousands of organizations such as Rotary Clubs, Independent School Districts, businesses, doctors, nurses, and students from California to Boston.
·In 2016: Rick was honored to be the Baccalaureate speaker at Anderson High School
·In 2017, PACT was recognized as a Continuing Education provider by Texas Health and Human Services
·In 2021 PACT was endorsed by the International Rotary Club to End Human Trafficking (RCEHT), to further the mission to end human trafficking across the globe
- In 2022, PACT and For Freedom International completed the Thai- based curriculum and culture Training Programs to be deployed to15,000 students in Thailand.