Ricardo is a Venture Capital Fellow at SportVEST, where he assists the enhancement of shareholder value by developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with key investors while increasing the pipeline of investment deal flow and assisting the growth and development of SportVEST’s ecosystem. Prior to joining SportVEST, Ricardo was a serial Entrepreneur with two previously successful exits and a Venture Capital Investor. Before fully joining the Venture Capital ecosystem, Ricardo advised fortune 1000 US-based companies, as well as small to mid-size public and private US-based companies on how to optimize the company’s operations and enhance the company’s dynamic strategic planning process through the executing a sound Enterprise Risk Management Strategy. Ricardo has an active agenda of speaking engagements with universities and executive conferences around the world to train graduate and executive students and practitioners on entrepreneurship and venture capital. His previous educational background relies on business education from Harvard and Columbia University.