With a desire to chase early success, Ricky diverted his plan to study Media, Film and Television and spent 5 years ‘pounding the pavements’ of Sydney for a direct marketing company, selling everything from Calculators and Wiggles books to Restaurant Vouchers and Optus home phone subscriptions. After meeting an Irish backpacker, who would become his wife, Ricky moved to Ireland and diversified into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing as a process technician with Wyeth Medica. In 2009, with young family in tow, he decided to move back to his hometown of Cairns to take advantage of the sunny, laid back lifestyle. After a brief stint in Government services where he was told he was emotionally intolerant, Ricky threw himself into Media as an Account Manager, working with Southern Cross Austereo, WIN Television and Grant Broadcasters radio and television brands over the following 6 years.
At the end of 2015, with a strong desire to further his growth in the Advertising sector, Ricky recognised the position of Account Director with QA as a unique opportunity to consolidate both his Network media experience with his desire to return to his creative roots.
My Coffee: Strong FW
My Teams: QLD Origin, Australia Anything.
Favourite Movie: Reservoir Dogs
Favourite Quote: “You can run me, you can starve me, you can beat me and you can kill me. Just don’t BORE me”
Top of my bucket list: Vegas baby.
What the team say about you: He is the social organiser.