TeKONTROL President

Jim L. Ricks


Jim L. Ricks serves as President of TeKONTROL, Incorporated.  His primary focus is the leveraging and expansion of TeKONTROL’s extensive global network of satisfied customers into new streams of revenue.  He interacts with the senior level leadership of the governments, militaries and private sectors of the countries who can immediately benefit from partnering or contracting with TeKONTROL, Incorporated.  He is particularly focused on expanding TeKONTROL’s presence in Africa.

“Few US based African American companies can match the relationships that TeKONTROL possesses with governments and private sector businesses in Africa.  We are positioned to act as the linkage or stepping stone between the tremendous business opportunities we come across daily in Africa and the enthusiasm for pursuing these opportunities from other regions of the world.“ - Jim L. Ricks

Prior to joining the TeKONTROL team, Mr. Ricks was the first Florida Region President and Corporate Vice President of Urban Trust Bank. He began his career in the financial arena in 1989 and has accumulated vast experience in all aspects of mortgage banking, sales management and financial services marketing.

Jim Ricks served as a 1st Vice President for Washington Mutual, overseeing an annual mortgage origination production volume that exceeded $1 Billion.  Mr. Ricks was responsible for overseeing the state of Georgia’s retail mortgage production ad later the San Francisco market’s retail mortgage production during his time at Washington Mutual.

Mr. Ricks has utilized his professional capabilities in the non-profit arena as well, serving as a director on several boards including the Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Johnson Family YMCA and the Hubbard House battered women shelter.  He has been honored as a YMCA Black Achiever, mentored hundreds of youth and chaired fundraising campaigns for the organization.