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Dan Ricks



Dan Ricks is Founder and President of Bright Water Consulting LLC (BWC).  He is an entrepreneur that specializes in operations, management, and technology consulting.  Dan has performed executive roles such as CIO and interim CIO for several companies.  

Dan started his career with the Georgia Power Company and then Norrell Corporation.  From 1986 – 2000 Dan held a successful career at The Coca-Cola Company implementing improved business processes and technology globally.  Afterward, Dan served as Vice President and Business Technology Officer for SunTrust Bank.  

For the past 14-years (after starting BWC in 2003) Dan has been providing C-level Services to corporations nationwide to help those companies improve efficiencies, improve business processes, reduce costs and position themselves to be scalable and sustainable for future growth.  Dan is an executive and business leader with a career consisting of strategic, operational, and tactical experience.  Known as “the Problem Doctor” due to his ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems.  Demonstrated success as a trusted advisor focused on building and strengthening teams to lead change.


Core Competencies:

  • Technology Strategy Development and Guidance/Coaching
  • Operations Strategy Development and Guidance/Coaching
  • Alignment of Business, Technology and Operations Strategy
  • Performing Role of Interim CIO and/or Interim COO (either full-time or fractionally)
  • Assessments of and Recommendations for Improvement of Technology and/or Operations Organizations
  • Implementation of Operational Initiatives and Operational Related Process Improvements
  • Implementation of Technology Initiatives and Technology Related Process Improvements
  • Program Management Office, Program and Project Management, Portfolio Management



  • Technology and Operational Process Improvement/Efficiencies
  • High-Integrity, Trust, Customer Service
  • Helping Companies Grow by Ensuring Scalability and Sustainability
  • Driving Good Decision-Making by Ensuring Access to Information


Background: Consulting Clients

  • 5Q Partners (2017)
  • One Call Concepts (2016 – 2017)
  • Career Training Concepts (2013 – 2017)
  • Habasit America (2016)
  • Heartland Payments (2016)
  • SimpleC (2015 – 2016)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (2013 – 2016)
  • Bako Pathology (2014)
  • Genuine Parts Company (2012 – 2013)
  • Metadigm Services (2012 – 2013)
  • Elavon (2013-2014)
  • Hobson Performance Tennis (2013)
  • AT&T (2012)
  • Southern Company (2012)
  • RPC (2011 – 2012)
  • The Home Depot (2003 – 2006)
  • ADP (2005)
  • AutoTrader (2004)