Rick Tico is a seasoned professional focused on working with Middle Market Banking customers based on the California Central Coast, from Paso Robles to Ventura County. He joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2016, and brings over ten-years’ commercial banking experience to clients. In prior roles he has worked with customers ranging from well-conceived, venture-capital funded / pre-revenue start-ups, to private-equity backed growth companies, and $1-billion plus annual sales industry leaders, helping them optimize their day to day treasury, cash management and financing needs.
Tico’s additional experience in the financial services, securities and corporate finance industries includes working in Chicago for 10-years, primarily as an Institutional Financial Futures and Options Broker with Nomura Securities, based on the trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade; two-years with Smith Barney; and two-years with Streamline Capital, a Santa Barbara-based boutique corporate finance firm.
Rick completed undergrad at San Francisco State University, and earned an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago. He is a long-time Executive Board Member with the MITEF Central Coast chapter, where he has chaired numerous programs focused on topics ranging from, Digital Technology and Filmmaking, to The Commercialization of Space, Online Personal Data Tracking, Building the Bionic Human, and Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Digital Ledger. He has also been a Steering and Nominating Committee Member for the South Coast Business & Technology Awards since 2014. Tico is a seventh generation Californian, born and raised in Santa Barbara.