Rick Jackson, CSDS

Co-Owner & Founder

American Document Services

Rick Jackson is an experienced leader and successful business owner who has dedicated his life to the service of others. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Rick spent the first decades of his adult life in service to his country as a soldier in the United States Army. He retired after 25 years as the Post Command Sergeant Major at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

Soon after that, he founded American Document Services in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he has been an active member of the local business community for more than 25 years.

As a leader in the Las Cruces business community, Rick has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Small Business Development Center’s Statewide Advisory Board. He also serves as a Board member for Pioneer Bank (Las Cruces, NM), Advisory Board, Mesilla Valley Hospice (Las Cruces, NM), and Tresco, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM). He has and presently serves on numerous i-SIGMA committees. Rick is currently serving as a Director on the i­ SIGMA Board of Directors. He has also served on numerous boards and committees for com­ munity non-profits over the past 23 years. In honor of his years of decorated military service, Rick was selected as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the State of New Mexico and has served in this position proudly for the past 7 years.

Rick is a trusted leader in the Las Cruces business community with more than 23 years of expe­ rience in the records management industry. He founded American Document Services (ADS) more than 23 years ago and proudly operates ADS as a veteran-owned family-operated busi­ ness. Rick and his daughter, Brandi Selby, operate ADS in the greater Las Cruces, New Mexico area. ADS is a full-service records management company, with a full line of business records products and services. At ADS, they “Store, Scan and Shred” the records of more than 1,900 customers in New Mexico, far West Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona. Rick has dedi­ cated his time and energy to supporting other business owners in the industry. He has helped many independent business owners become NAID AAA certified, and he has assisted new startup businesses with strategic planning, budget development, policy, and procedures, writing proposals, as well as advertising and marketing.

Rick has spent the past few years expanding the scanning/imaging technology in his business. Turning one-time scanning customers into recurring customers has been successful and in­ creased his ROI and the company’s bottom line. He is a firm believer that excellent customer service is the key to his success, and it has proven to be better than any advertising dollars ever spent.