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Rickard Briggs, Doctor Of Executive Leadership

Associate Professor, School of Business

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Management
  • HR
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership


  • BS, Organizational Leadership, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV. 2008.
  • MSSL, Strategic Leadership, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV. 2010. 
  • Doctorate, Executive Leadership, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV. 2012.
  • MBA, Entrepreneurship, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH.  2022
  • Juris Doctorate, JD, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA. 2023


Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Change Management
  • Entrepreneurial succes

Select Publications:

  • Briggs, R. (2012). Getting results: Leadership and cross-cultural adaptability within a multi-national corporation (Order No. 3561928). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1367156336). Retrieved from
  • Briggs, R. (2015). Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating the entrepreneurial mindset. El Universal, Martes 4 de Octubre, 2015.  Mentalidad emprendedora: crear la mentalidad emprendedora. El Universal, Martes 4 de Octubre, 2015
  • Briggs, R (2015). Change Management: Implementing change within an academic organization. El Universal, Sabado 12 Decembre, 2015.  Gestión del cambio: Implementación del cambio dentro de una organización académica. El Universal, Sábado 12 de Diciembre de 2015
  • Briggs, R (2016). Technology Innovation in the classroom: Changing the classroom to accommodate new technology. El Universal, Tuesday, 12 July 2016: Tecnología Innovación en el aula: cambiar el aula para acomodar las nuevas tecnologías. El Universal, Martes 12 de Julio de 2016
  • Briggs, R (2016). Student-Centered Learning: A new model of instruction. El Universal, Saturday, August 20, 2016.  Aprendizaje centrado en el Estudiante: un nuevo Modelo de instrucción. El Universal, sábado, 20 de Agosto de 2016

Select Professional Experience:

Founded, launched, developed, and led the following international organizations:

  • Globale Medicum ,2013 – Present (Board Member) 
    • Provide patient negotiations and arrangements for global medical procedures related to Stem Cell Treatments, resulting in a quantifiable increase in a patient’s quality of life. As a result of that vision, an organization was created to cultivate a network of hospitals, clinics, and research facilities specializing in stem cell therapy. Expanding to and developing a parent company: Global Medical Insurance.
  • Affordable Medical Services 2010 – Present (Board Member)
    • Affordable Medical Services (AMS) is an international corporation focused on promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients at an affordable cost in a global environment. AMS became the most efficient and experienced medical assistance company in the U.S. With over a decade of experience in international business, AMS understands the global community and knows how to negotiate on a global basis. Headquartered in Delhi, India.
  • Eightfold, Inc. 2007 – Present (Consultant)
    • Eightfold, Inc., designed Business Processing Outsourcing services to save in labor, healthcare, unemployment, operational, SSI, and tax liability costs. The goal was to decrease costs and increase profitability. The services are labor driven, professional, consumer-friendly, and designed to be an extension of our client’s office. With 100% transparent operation, full audit, and accountability, each of our clients could establish an offsite workforce immediately.
  • Eightfold Leadership 2002 – Present (Consultant)
    • Eightfold leadership is another example of the power of global networking and innovative thinking and represents a global stable of business consultants. The premise behind Eightfold Leadership was to establish a network of experts; people who are in the field. The purpose of Eightfold Leadership is to match expertise with issues. Drawing from a global stable of experts in several verticals, Eightfold Leadership provides an assessment of its clients’ needs and then reaches out to the person in our stable best suited to assist the client’s needs.
  • Invoice Audit Services 2005 - 2013
    • Invoice Audit Services specialized in creating customized accounts-receivable programs for the healthcare industry. Solutions were tailored to fit a company’s unique needs and provide many benefits such as: accelerating current accounts receivable, increasing cash flow, and improving bottom-line finances with the decreased collection and operating costs.
  • Dynamic Healthcare Solutions 2005 - 2013
    • Established as a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) organization providing the healthcare community alternative solutions to reduce costs and increase productivity. Including, but not limited to, billing, invoicing, accounting, human resources, staffing, and an assortment of ancillary services. The vision of this organization was to allow smaller practices to continue servicing their local communities by reducing their costs, which have increased dramatically over the last ten years.
  • National Asset Commercial 2005 - 2013
    • National Commercial Collections (NCC) realized an increased demand from clients for more comprehensive services designed to reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and cash flow, and reduce bad debt write-off and days outstanding. Through investments in technology, staff education, and highly selective recruiting, NCC was able to offer the improved level of services that clients demanded.