John Rickman

HBA Cares Past President

John Rickman - HBA Cares BaordJohn Rickman formed The Gold Standard with his business partner, Jim Lamontagne, in 2007 after nine years of residential lending experience. Prior to his tenure in the mortgage industry, John completed a 29-year career in the Army that, in conjunction with a BS in Business and an MBA, provided him with a strong management and financial background. John served as commander of two of the largest industrial installations in the Army. He led Pueblo Depot Activity through support of Desert Storm and the elimination of Pershing missiles under the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. He then commanded Watervliet Arsenal, the installation that produces cannons for Army tank and artillery systems.

John first became affiliated with the Housing & Building Association  of Colorado Springs in 1999 and has chaired committees, served as an elected Director, and served two years on the Executive Committee. John was an original member of the Board of HBA Cares upon its creation in 2005.