Thomas G. Ricks

Director Since 1992


Mr. Ricks began serving as a director of Panacea Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private pharmaceutical development company, in 2015. Until his retirement in May 2018, he served as Chief Investment Officer of H&S Ventures L.L.C., a private investment firm. Prior to taking this position with H&S Ventures in May 2001, he was CEO of The University of Texas Investment Management Company from March 1996 to May 2001. Mr. Ricks also served as Vice Chancellor for Asset Management for The University of Texas System from August 1992 through February 1996 and as Executive Director of Finance and Private Investments from 1988 to 1992.


Chair, Audit; Compensation and Management Development.


B.A. in economics from Trinity College and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


Serves on the Board of Panacea Pharmaceuticals Inc.; former director of BDM International, DTM Corporation, LifeCell Corporation and Argus Pharmaceuticals.


Previously served on the Investment Committee of the University of California Foundation – Irvine; previously served on the Audit Committee of the Samueli Foundation, a not for profit organization with a mission to create societal value by investing in innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable ideas; and previously served on the board of the Ocean Institute, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans.