||Dee Dee Ricks
Dee Dee Ricks founded RICKS | Consulting Group, Inc. in 1994, to serve and advise hedge funds, private banks and family offices on talent acquisition, strategy expansion and asset gathering that helps maximize portfolio optimization. Ms. Ricks received the Ernst & Young’s Young Entrepreneur of Year Award in 1998 for her groundbreaking recruiter training venture, Internet Research Services. Ms. Ricks possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida in 1991.
In addition to her pioneering work within the Alternatives Industry, Dee Dee Ricks is a recognized leading public advocate and expert on patient navigation and philanthropist who supports many charities. She is chairman of the board of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute (PNI), which supports patient navigation training and aims to provide information about chronic disease prevention and eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis, prevention and care. In this role as chair, Dee Dee has successfully lobbied Ms. Ricks is a sought after inspirational speaker on mending the gap in access to quality healthcare, patient navigation, and entrepreneurship. Since diagnosis with breast cancer and the debut of her HBO documentary, The Education ofDee Dee Ricks, Ms.Ricks has given over 100 keynote addresses to Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations domestically and internationally.
Dee Dee is the national spokesperson for Rezilient Direct, the leading provider of supplemental health insurance. Ms. Ricks is Co-Founder of the Ricks Oberoi Foundation that provides financial support to breast cancer patients and their families in financial difficulty.