Randall L. Ridd was serving as a member of the Young Men general board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was called as second counselor in the Young Men general presidency. He served previously as a ward Young Men president, counselor in bishoprics, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and president of the Ecuador Guayaquil North Mission. As a young man he served in the Mexico North Mission.
Ridd received a BA degree from the University of Utah after which he began his professional career with the IBM Corporation. He later cofounded an investment real estate company in Houston, Texas. He is currently self-employed in the investment real estate and securities industries. He and his wife, Tamina, are parents of four children.