Ricky Ayers

Chief Financial Officer


Colleges & Degrees: Georgia Tech – Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering; Harvard – MBAHome Town: Madison, AlabamaFamily: Becky (wife); Hannah (miniature schnauzer)How long have you lived in North Carolina? Since 2002What do you feel are the top three characteristics of an innovative business leader?

  1. Ability to listen
  2. Vision to see past and to challenge the current status quo
  3. Desire to continuously improve (even when you’re best in class)

What’s the least glamorous thing you do in the line of duty? PayrollWhat skill would you most like to improve? Either time management or email management (though those two may be the same thing!)What do you do to relax? Tennis…though, with my game, it’s not that relaxingWhat is your dream vacation? An extended around-the-world tour stopping for at least 3 weeks in each locationWhat music is on your iPod? Most played: Alicia Keyes and a lot of random stuff. I listen to podcasts more than music, though.What’s your favorite part of a typical day? I probably shouldn’t say buying a pizza from Little Ceasers since it’s walking distance from our new RDU office, should I?An interesting fact about you is: Went to Space Camp when I was younger.