Ricky Steele is a dedicated and fearless network builder with a proven record of successfully implementing customer, media and community relationships on behalf of CEO’s and Company Owners. He has enhanced revenues and profits while creating sustainable brand equity for clients across many industries.
Ricky is also a published author with the release of his first book, The Heart of Networking, in September 2004. Published in January 2011, the second edition of his book includes several new chapters on social media’s effect on business and how to effectively use the tools and services that have emerged in the past 5 years to grow your network. He frequently conducts seminars and speaks on the subject of his book, “successful networking through servant leadership and living the Golden Rule”.
Steele has been profiled and cited in numerous local business publications and in several national technology publications. In an issue of Catalyst magazine, he was tagged as “Mr. Everywhere” in an article about Technology Leaders in Georgia. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Ricky one of the “Who’s Who in Technology” during his employment at both PWC and Korn/Ferry International and called him the “nawab of networking” in 2010.
Steele was honored as the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year and also one of the Georgia Jaycees’ “5 Outstanding Young Georgians.” He is intensely active in community service–for him, the bedrock foundation of networking, of leadership, and of life. Steele is the founding chairman of both Atlanta’s Table and Hospitality Helping Hands, a former board director for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hands On Atlanta, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, a Trustee for Leadership Atlanta, a member of the Board of Directors for the Ron Clark Academy and the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center.
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