Leadership Team

Tom Welch, Founder and President

Jason T. Welch, Managing Partner

Laura Ray, Director of Research

Kathleen O'Neill , Vice President, Administration

About Us

Jason T. Welch, Managing Partner

Jason WelchJason T. Welch is the Managing Partner of R.I.C. Executive Search.  A South Florida native, Jason is primarily responsible for the management of client relationships (recruiting and retaining top executives) as well as design and implementation of new organizational development initiatives for clients focused on leadership, career success and peak performance in the workplace.

Prior to joining R.I.C. in 2001, Jason co-founded an eCommerce company where he was Vice President of Business Development.  Jason also spent a number of years with AutoNation, Inc., the FORTUNE 100, automotive giant.   In his years at AutoNation he influenced many as a Training Specialist who traveled the country sharing the company vision.  His leadership, enthusiasm and sincerity helped him become a premier training professional, known to many across the country.  After his years in training, Jason became a Purchasing Manager at AutoNation where he was responsible for managing more than $25 million in commodities and reducing millions of dollars in expenses on an annual basis.

Giving back to the community is a priority for Jason.  He serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of South Florida, where he is the Chairman of the Board.  In addition, he is an active member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit and coaches Little League Baseball teams.  Over the years, Jason has volunteered his time with numerous projects such as Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Broward, and teaching Junior Achievement elementary school curriculum.  Jason was honored in both 2002 and 2003 as a Finalist for the South Florida Business Journal, Up & Comer's Award.  In 2003 and 2004, Jason was a proud nominee of the Sun-Sentinel Publisher's Community Service Award

Jason attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Leadership Development.   He is married and resides with his family in South Florida.