No-nonsense, purposeful executive with years of experience disrupting tech and service organizations of all sizes, leading mergers and acquisitions, building teams, innovating, cutting costs, and scaling revenue, with full P&L responsibilities. Excels at strategizing and executing fast-moving initiatives in complex and competitive environments, resulting in long-term value creation and sustainable growth. An immigrant to the US with a multilingual background and a broad range of experience across the Americas and Europe, he is a significant player in the global marketplace.
A trusted expert in forging successful partnerships and effectively persuading diverse stakeholders to achieve desired business outcomes, Ricardo channels the power of storytelling to build emotional connections with consumers and enterprise customers alike. A compassionate and inspiring leader who collaborates closely with teams, sets achievable objectives, and fosters development opportunities rooted in empathy, service, and resilience.
An initiative-taking manager who is comfortable being uncomfortable, embraces challenges, discovers innovative solutions to intricate problems, and delivers results on target and parsimoniously. As a skilled negotiator well-versed in negotiating complex contracts, partnerships, and domestic and international business deals, he is an expert in strategy and a compelling force in the field and the boardroom. Embodies the pursuit of happiness and the principles of continuous learning and giving back.
Managing General Partner | Norfolk Group, 2022 – present
Venture Investor | Synapse Venture Capital, 2018 – present
Judge & Mentor | MassChallenge, 2018 – present
Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Director | First Orion Corporation, 2018 – 2022
Chief Commercial Officer | Agile Content, 2016 – 2017
Chair & Managing Director | UUX Media Systems, 2013 – 2016
Managing Director | Over-The-Top Networks, 2011 – 2013
Managing Director | LabOne Systems, 2003 – 2011
Past affiliations | RealNetworks, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Bataguassu Capital, Principia Group, EOCENE Capital, Numeratti Economics, Wild West Software, Inizio Urban Development, Elite Software, São Paulo State University (USP).