Richard Hickman, co-founder and board member of Atlantic Pacific, has over twenty-five (25) years of entrepreneurial experience across many fields. Mr. Hickman is the visionary and driving force behind Atlantic Pacific’s continued success and growth. His innate talent to engage employees and associates alike has benefitted the company immeasurably, by creating an environment that promotes collaboration, partnerships and relationships. His expertise spans a full range of financial and operational functions making him a business leader equipped to ensure that Atlantic Pacific remains a leader in the merchant services industry.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hickman has brought vision and strong leadership to every facet of his business. His areas of expertise include multi-lateral payment system design, integration and implementation. His core strength is in the development of teams with extensive knowledge across various business verticals. To ensure that the company vision is met, he remains focused on strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. Through his leadership, Atlantic Pacific continually elevates industry best practices.
Prior to Atlantic Pacific Mr. Hickman, created, developed and sold his private auditing firm in the hospitality industry. During this time he identified the need for a simplified system for clients who accepted credit card payments. This need resulted in the ground up development of a scalable payment system CRM with multiple applications. Since the inception of Atlantic Pacific, Mr. Hickman has created a CRM that continues to provide the most effective and cost-efficient electronic payment solutions available today.
Mr. Hickman has a passion for philanthropy and extends his leadership acuity to both the world-wide and local communities. He is a member of the Founders Circle for Convoy of Hope, a worldwide disaster relief charitable organization. He is also an open supporter and advocate for Teen Challenge, an organization which provides youths, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction. Working hands-on with these non-profit organizations, he is able to not only help, but at the same time educate the community at large.