CEO and Founder
Rickie Richey is the CEO and founder of Altaworx, LLC., a diversified telecommunications carrier with customer in 40 US states, Canada and Mexico. After working for several Fortune 500 companies as a General Manager in contract management, Rickie founded Altaworx in 2001, becoming one of the first companies in Alabama to install and service VoIP (IP) telephone system. In 2011 Altaworx became a certified telecommunications carrier. In 2014, Altaworx became the first AT&T reseller of AT&T Control Center IoT connectivity (Cisco/Jasper.) Altaworx was ranked the 12th fastest growing telecommunication company in the US, and the fastest growing company telecommunications in Alabama on Inc. Magazine’s 2018 list of privately held companies.
Rickie is on the Advisory Board for Hatch Fairhope, a business resource hub for technology-based entrepreneurs and the advisor to several other startups in the IoT space. In addition to his business advisory roles, Rickie is the race director for the non-profit Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon which raises money for local charities.