david-hickie-200 David Hickie serves as the CFO of the Republic Family of Companies overseeing all financial and strategic aspects of the company. Prior to joining Republic, Mr. Hickie was a controller of a New York based private equity firm focused on industrial manufacturing companies. Previously Mr. Hickie worked with Ernst & Young in Limerick, Ireland where he graduated in Accounting and Finance and as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to moving to the United States in 1995 he was the CFO of a manufacturing company specializing in ultrasonic measuring devices.