Todd Ricketts is an experienced businessman and investor with a deep commitment to policies that promote economicopportunity and entrepreneurism.
As a small business owner, a member of the Boards of Directors for TD Ameritrade Holdings (AMTD) and the Chicago Cubs, and a successful early stage investor, Todd has worked across the United States business ecosystem. That perspective, coupled with his service as Chief Executive Officer for Ending Spending, a national advocacy group focused on finding solutions to the nation’s fiscal crisis, has provided Todd with a practical view about how to create economic opportunity through business development. Earlier in his career, Todd worked in the securities industry at Knight Securities, Incapital, and Ameritrade.
Todd serves as Vice Chairman of the National World II Museum in New Orleans, and sits on the board of Opportunity Education Foundation. He is a Regentat Loyola University Chicago. He is also active with the Churchill Centre.
Todd is a 1993 graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a degree in BA in Economics. Todd and his family reside in Wilmette, IL.
I also attended Loyola University, where Todd and I met. I live with my wife and three kids in Evanston. I spent 13 years in sales and marketing leadership with CDW and served as head of marketing for global companies including Calumet Photography, FleetMatics and portfolio companies for Oyster Capital Partners in Dublin, Ireland. Currently, I am Vice President of Global Corporate and Inside Sales for Pure Storage.
Locations and brands are important to be successful in bike retail. However, the single key differentiator for Higher Gear is our people. Todd and I realize that we are lucky to have some of the best coworkers in cycling. Whether you are new to the sport or need to prepare for your next race, Higher Gear is here to serve you and shares a passion for cycling with all our customers.
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