Ric Hughes is president and CEO of SAI. Since acquiring Systems Alliance in 2003, Ric has transformed the company by applying expertise and processes he mastered while leading the North American Information, Communication, and Entertainment IT Solutions Consulting practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to PwC, Ric was founder and president of Capital Systems, Ltd., a regional IT consulting firm that successfully developed and implemented imaging projects for clients in the banking, legal, and defense industries. Ric has launched and funded several startup businesses at various times during his career.
Ric earned a BS in business management from the University of Baltimore. He currently serves on the technology industry advisory board for the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and has been invited to lecture MBA and undergrad students on IT industry trends and entrepreneurial topics at Cornell, Loyola, UMBC, and CCBC.