Meet Ricky
  • Where are you from?


  • What is your educational background?

    I have a B.S. in computer science from DePaul University.

  • When did you start at the Bank?

    2003 as an intern

  • What do you do at the Bank?

    I lead two groups at the Bank: Application Development and Data Analytics.

  • The Application Development team consists of application developers, software product analysts, and quality engineers. The teams work with internal business areas across the Bank to provide technology solutions to solve business problems. We are an agile team and solicit feedback in order to ensure we deliver the best possible solution.

  • The Data Analytics team consists of product analysts, business intelligence analysts, and data scientists. The team provides advanced analytics services across the Bank using cutting-edge technologies to help solve difficult analytics problems. We help move data to more scalable systems, build dashboards on demand to help visualize and understand data, and also build models using machine-learning algorithms to make predictions and forecasts.

  • Why do you like working here?

    I enjoy the people! Over the past several years I have come across some very passionate, motivated and intelligent people.

  • "It has been a pleasure to work and collaborate with all of these individuals and also establish strong friendships along the way."
  • Why would you recommend the Chicago Fed as a good place to work?

    Aside from the people, I would say the opportunities to grow and take on new challenges make the Chicago Fed a good place to work. I have had the opportunity to take on new and exciting roles throughout my career at the Fed and have always been greeted with encouragement.

  • What do you do in your free time?

    As a father of two young children, I spend most of my free time having fun with them! We love being outside, so going on walks, playing in the park, and exploring the city are some of our favorites.

  • What is your favorite quote or saying?

    "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." — Henry Ford
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