Rick Ward, Boardmember
Rick Ward has more than 25 years of Executive Leadership, Business Development and Management experience at the Corporate and Private levels. He has a proven track record of success and is considered an insightful and progressive business development professional.
Under Rick’s leadership his units at emerging market startups, MCI/ Verizon, Qwest/Century Link and XO Communications Companies experienced exponential growth in market share, sales, acquisition, service and distribution. His organizations were very efficient and well managed. Their net revenue growth consistently outpaced market expectations and was often rewarded and recognized as the model for success.
Rick’s transferable skills in leadership, business and market development have allowed for the same success with new business ventures such as Skytel/Blackberry, Straightshot and Ipiphany mobile Communications Companies and Alternative Energy products company, Trusheen Nano Inc. (Rain X products)
As an entrepreneur in the Art Entertainment space with BTMB Entertainment, Rick saw an opportunity to restore the lost elements of music and its basic foundation of theory. This journey to Bring The Music Back/ BTMB to a common place of the much needed and learned form of expression has opened a door to, and shined a light on the issues of our society and the need for artistic expression as the healing force of humanity. Understanding and appreciating the origins of music is paramount to its sustained art form and building a bridge between traditional music and progressive beats for a shared experience has been the driven force behind BTMB. BTMB is a full service entity for music, artist development, music and film production, distribution and music business education. BTMB artist and producers have seen their works get nominated for Grammy’s, picked up as pilots or bought as concepts.
Tireless, relentless and driven by success through servitude, Rick and his wife Rochelle give of themselves to various humanities and arts based nonprofit organizations. Rick’s belief is that “When YOU believe in your purpose to serve, go for it with faith and trust knowing through the spirit of service you are doing your part in making the world a better place”.
Rick and Rochelle are affiliated with, members of, or board members for:
WISE Place: Rehab and shelter for battered and abused women
Cayenne Wellness Center: Sickle cell research foundation
M.A.G.I.C Inc.: Academy of the Arts
Pacific Symphony: Orchestra foundation
ASCAP/ American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers