Chief Financial Officer
Rick Ratchford oversees all financial operations for Find Great People, LLC including benefits, risk management, accounting, treasury and compliance. Since his arrival in 2009, FGP’s annual revenue has increased more than 97%. Rick brings more than 34 years of finance and accounting experience to FGP.
Prior to joining the firm, Rick was CFO of developer and homebuilder PHC Communities LLC and general contractor, Vercon Construction Inc. from 1999 to 2009. Earlier, he was Corporate Controller with Park Seed Co., a privately held mail-order gardening company, from 1995 to 1999.
A CPA since 1984, Rick had a steady progression of financial roles within industrial sectors, including automotive, real estate development, construction, household goods, computer, power tool accessories and textiles. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love just about anything to do with automobiles. As a history buff, I have always enjoyed the combination of history and autos with vintage automobiles, particularly from the art deco era of the 1930’s and the 1950’s. I have owned many such vehicles and learned on my own to repair them. Lately I find I really enjoy the driving aspect of a fine sports car and talking with others who share the same passion. When possible I enjoy combining my love of travel, history and automobiles like my recent trip to the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance on the Monterey peninsula in California.
Aside from necessities, what is the one thing you could not go a day without?