About TBS

Leadership Team

Ricardo Ataide

Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Ricardo “Rick” Ataide is responsible for strategic enterprise risk management (ERM) including, but not limited to, market risk, compliance risk, IT security, and credit risk functions.  Bringing more than 30 years of information and software engineering technology experience to his role, Rick is in charge of developing and maintaining a comprehensive process for identifying, assessing, reducing, monitoring, controlling and reporting key business risks that might impair the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives.

In addition to leading the risk management practice, Rick also leads the company’s compliance and internal audit functions.


  • Head of Information Technology at Total Bank Solutions
  • Information Technology Manager for ThruPoint, a professional services firm employing over 350 globally that provides inter-networking business solutions in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Held various positions at Panasonic, including Product Engineer for the ToughBook Laptop brand for Panasonic Personal Computer Company

Education and Achievements

  • M.B.A. Feliciano School of Business Montclair State University
  • B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Information Technology – Montclair State University
  • ITIL Foundation