Dale Fickett is President & Co-Founder of RVA Works, powered by Open Trellis, a public charity cultivating social impact through entrepreneurship and innovation. Through the support of over 50 program sponsors and volunteers, RVA Works provides educational and financial services. Fickett has served in economic advisory roles since 2014, serving on the U.S. Senate Small Business Productivity Award Panel, the Governor’s Impact Investing Working Group (Virginia), and the Virginia Catholic Conference. He also leads the Haiti missionary work, serving as the committee chairman at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. Fickett also currently serves as an investment advisor with Barrett Capital Management, and previously served as a strategy consultant with Accenture’s European Financial Services practice, specializing in Capital Markets and Transactions Banking regulation.
In the areas of developmental economics, impact investing, and social entrepreneurship, he has lectured and published related research at several universities, including the University of Virginia, Trinity College Dublin, The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He recently co-authored a case study, entitled “RVA Works: Empowering Entrepreneurs for Big Change” and “RVA Works: Differentiating Startup Ecosystems” An entrepreneur himself, he previously launched a venture in the retail chocolate industry. He holds an MBA, magna cum laude, Villanova University, a BSBA cum laude, LaSalle University, and holds a Series 65 securities license.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- How Dale puts his passion into practice
- How it helps people
- How to get involved