Ricky brings more than 10 years of diverse business experience to Forum along with a vast network of relationships from his years playing the PGA circuit. As Director – Business Development, Forum Capital Advisors (an affiliate of Forum Investment Group), Ricky is responsible for helping to expand Forum’s investor base and support capital raise efforts on behalf of all businesses within the Forum companies.
Prior to joining the Forum team, Ricky was a dominate amateur golfer, playing collegiate golf at the University of Arizona where he was a three-time All-American and PAC-10 Conference “Freshman of the Year” in 2000. Ricky turned pro in 2003 and captured the world’s attention at the 2009 U.S. Open where he established a 36-hole scoring record at 8 under par. Throughout his career, Ricky has forged lasting relationships with other amateur and pro athletes seeking access to the kinds of unique real estate investment solutions Forum offers.
Ricky is a graduate of the University of Arizona and resides in the Phoenix area with his wife, Suzanne. The couple founded the Ricky & Suzanne Barnes Foundation aimed at promoting physical and mental well-being of children.