Our Team

Eric H. Richey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Eric Richey has almost 30 years of national and international business experience and a successful track record of technology leadership, business creation, distressed business recoveries, and managing hyper-growth business opportunities. His entry into government tech came in 2006 when he was named CEO of Outdoor Central and led its recovery and successful business turnaround before its sale to Active Network.

Eric is highly involved with numerous charities and civic organizations and events. He is also a partner in the two-time EMMY winning Sovereign Sportsman Network and Sovereign Outfitters organizations. Among many items not widely known, he is an accomplished musician and was a record-holding track and field athlete in college. Eric remains an avid outdoorsman striving for as many days in the field as possible each season. He and his wife Christi have six children and they reside in Smyrna, TN.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Wyoming where he earned a B.S. degree in Physics/Astrophysics

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Randall C. Forsha

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Randall Forsha has 20+ years of hands-on experience developing and managing large national and international enterprise software solutions organizations, database and data warehousing projects and IT departments. Presently, he is responsible for all Sovereign’s tech teams and strategic technology initiatives including the architecture, construction and extension of Sovereign’s delivery of federal, state and tribal licensing and permitting solutions. Previously, he has held technology leadership positions with Link2Gov, Outdoor Central, Bridgestone and others.

Randall excelled in college athletics as a Middle Tennessee State University football player. He is very active in coaching youth sports and the outdoors where he learned to fish from his father, a commercial fisherman in Parsons, TN. He, his wife Kerri and their 3 children reside in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Randall earned a B.S. degree from the Lambuth University and he also attended Middle Tennessee State University.

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Robert W. Walker, Jr.

Co-Founder, EVP & CFO

Rob Walker has almost 30 years of experiences in strategic planning, corporate finance and general management. He has worked in investment banking, commercial banking, private equity and has held operating management and financial roles with both early stage and larger publicly traded companies.

Rob generously gives of his time as a business mentor, is active in several charities and his church, has coached numerous youth sports and enjoys shooting sports, hunting and fishing. Rob is also the managing partner of Crimson Ventures, an early-stage investment and consulting company. He and his wife Joy have 3 teenaged children who reside in Brentwood, TN.

Rob holds an MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Samford University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

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Robert C. Ramey

Chief Operations Officer

Bob Ramey brings 30+ years of state government and private business experience to Sovereign from the Department of Natural Resources / Conversation / Fish & Game solutions space. Prior to joining Sovereign in 2012, Bob spent 21 years in leadership positions within the licensing industry most recently with Central Bank and Active Network. His depth of knowledge and experiences are well known throughout the industry.

Bob and his wife Judy reside in Columbia, Missouri.

Bob earned a B.S. degree from Missouri State University in Business Administration – Marketing.

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