Rick Jackson is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare. The organization he launched in 2000 has steadily expanded through a mix of acquisition and organic growth, and today includes 16 healthcare staffing, executive search and technology companies that are leaders and innovators in their respective markets. Jackson Healthcare crossed the billion-dollar annual revenue mark in 2018, and today is among the three largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S.
Over the course of his career, Rick has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing more than 25 healthcare companies. His ownership and operation of staffing companies, surgery centers, practice management companies, clinics and hospitals over the past four decades have uniquely qualified him to start, grow and scale businesses in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With deep domain experience and a passion for the market, Rick has a proven track record in anticipating opportunities and identifying underserved niches – and continues to play an active role in transforming the way healthcare is delivered.
As a former foster child, Rick is driven by a personal mission to inject hope and opportunity into the lives of underserved children and young people. Rick is co-founder and chairman of FaithBridge Foster Care and supports numerous local and international charitable organizations. He also is the founding chairman of goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader-to-leader initiative that promotes the belief that giving back is good for business and good for Georgia.