Richard Hickman

Rich has more than thirty two years of entrepreneurial experience, and is the key visionary and driving force behind the company’s continued success and growth. He has an innate talent to engage, creating an environment that promotes collaboration, partnership and relationship between team members, business partners and their merchant customers alike.

Rich brings ingenuity and strong leadership to every facet of the business to ensure company goals are met. He is focused on strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. Through his leadership, APPS continually elevates industry best practices.

Prior to APPS, Rich created, developed and sold a private auditing firm in the hospitality industry. During his tenure, he identified the need for a simplified system for clients accepting credit card payments, resulting in the ground-up development of a scalable payments CRM system with multiple applications. Since founding APPS, Rich strives to continually provide the most effective and cost-efficient electronic payment solutions available today.

With a passion for philanthropy, Rich extends his leadership to both global and local communities. He is a founders circle member of Convoy of Hope, a worldwide disaster relief charitable organization. He is also an open supporter and advocate for Teen Challenge, an organization providing youths, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling problems like drug and alcohol addiction.

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