Ricky graduated in 2007 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, his business acumen and leadership qualities landed him atop the recruitment lists of companies across Canada. Among them, was Accenture, a global consulting company. Ricky would become one of Accenture’s youngest recruits and the youngest to be appointed to the position of Management Consultant Analyst where his portfolio included consulting Sears, Loblaws, and various other multi-billion dollar corporations.
Despite his success at Accenture, Ricky decided to pursue his entrepreneurial passion. In 2008, Ricky Founded Neckles Global Enterprise Inc. (NGE). NGE owns a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include real estate, trade, internet and software.
Under the NGE umbrella, Ricky co-founded TNTech Canada Inc., which would soon become Canada’s leading supplier and distributor of on-site paging systems. Effectively guided by Ricky, TNTech has helped maximize the efficiency and communication for its clientele that includes: Jack Astor’s, The Keg Steakhouse, Baton Rouge and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Ricky is the Founder and Solution Architect of Certified Ace Inc. Certified Ace is an online web application that enhances the experience of searching for, hiring and managing local service professionals.
Aside from his business and entrepreneurial ventures, Ricky remains committed to promoting academic excellence and community service. Helping others succeed and enabling the growth of responsible entrepreneurship is at the cornerstone of Neckles’ personal philosophy. As a motivational speaker and community servant, Neckles has also taken his message of stewardship before government officials and corporate executives. Neckles has spoken as a keynote for a number of youth-centric conferences across Canada encouraging entrepreneurship and the pursuit of education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Ricky was raised in Toronto’s Mount Dennis community, a neighborhood recognized by the local governments as “at risk.” This at risk environment has given Ricky a unique perspective on the challenges facing youth in the at-risk communities across Canada. His message of perseverance despite circumstance has resonated with youth who understand the daily challenges they face.
Through partnerships with organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), where he served two terms as President of the University of Toronto Chapter, Ricky has inspired youth to strive for academic excellence, while providing them with the tools to achieve success. Ricky’s vision has always been to ambitiously raise the standard of excellence for our future leaders.
Having overcome the adversity of his environment, it is Ricky’s goal to create a lasting legacy of achievement, excellence, and leadership in his community. Ricky believes, “It is not where you start that counts, but where you finish.” Having experienced a measure of success as an entrepreneur and community leader, Ricky continues to serve and lead his community by emphasizing the importance of education and community service.
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