Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio

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Jake Evans with Thompson Hine and Dan Ricks with Bright Water Consulting on Georgia Business Radio

Jake Evans, Business Litigation Attorney and Advisor
Thompson Hine LLP

Jake represents individuals and corporate entities – from successful small companies to Fortune 100 corporations – in high-stakes complex litigation. His practice is national in scope and consists of litigating in state courts, federal courts, and varying alternative dispute resolution forums including arbitration and mediation. Jake has successfully defended corporations in high exposure product liability cases and has obtained favorable outcomes for individual and corporate clients in complex business litigation disputes. He manages all aspects of litigation, including dispositive motion drafting, fact and expert witness depositions, oral arguments, and trial preparation and execution.

Jake also serves as outside counsel for multiple small to mid-size companies, advising them on corporate structure and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating agreements, managing litigation-avoidance and active litigation, and representing them in day-to-day operations.

Topics to Discuss:
My practice
Business development tips
Relationship building
Growth of Atlanta

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Dan Ricks, President
Bright Water Consulting, LLC

Dan Ricks is an entrepreneur that specializes in operations, management and technology consulting. Dan has performed executive roles such as CIO and interim CIO for several companies. In 2003 Dan started Bright Water Consulting, LLC (BWC) and continues as it’s President. BWC’s motto is “Your most important projects on time, on budget and at the highest possible quality.” Dan started his career with the Georgia Power Company and then Norrell Corporation. From 1986 – 2000 Dan held a successful career at The Coca-Cola Company implementing improved business processes and technology globally. Afterwards Dan served as Vice President and Business Technology Officer for SunTrust Bank. Throughout his career Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and drive which led him to, following his successful corporate career, start BWC (in 2003). For the past 14-years Dan has been providing C-level Services to corporations nationwide to help those companies improve efficiencies, improve business processes, reduce costs and position themselves to be scalable and sustainable for future growth.

Dan is an executive and business leader with a career consisting of strategic, operational, and tactical experience. Known as “the Problem Doctor” due to his ability to quickly diagnose and resolve problems. Demonstrated success as a business partner focused on building and strengthening teams to lead change.

He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Project Management Institute Mr. Ricks graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. degree and earned his M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has been married for 30 years and has two sons.

Topics to Discuss:
Who/what is Bright Water Consulting?
Trends in business management.
Trends in operational and technology consulting.
Advice for corporate leaders when choosing a management consulting firm.

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