CEO, AngelPolitics & Director of NAA Angels (Latino Tech Angels)
Government Relations | Greater New York City Area, US
Ricardo is the founder & CEO of AngelPolitics - the intelligence & automation killer app for political & non-profit fundraising leveraging big data & artificial intelligence prioritization. AP introduces candidates to prospective donors with the highest probability of contributing to their campaign. AP empowers small donors and levels the fundraising playing field for candidates. Ricardo is a 2012 Fellow of, top NYC accelerator, ERANYC, and 2013 Fellow of the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Innovation. Additionally, Ricardo is leading the launch of the first national Latino angel investor group in the US as the Technology Chair of the New America Alliance.
Prior to AngelPolitics, Ricardo provided his expertise in technology, operations and fundraising to the winning Mayoral campaign of Angel Taveras for the City of Providence, RI.. As the campaign CIO, he restructured the technology strategy on web, data & analytics, introduced virtual call centers, mobile campaigns and contributed to the campaign fundraising efforts.
Prior to his successful campaign experience, Ricardo pursued an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business (2010). In conjunction with the program, he served as an Associate to the NYC Mayor’s Office partnering with Senior Policy advisors and Agency Commissioners on developing two landmark projects: 1) The NYC Technology Efficiency Plan, the 2020 technology blueprint for NYC generating cost-saving measures of $100MM over the next decade and 2) the first ever Agency-wide Customer Service Initiative in NYC impacting over 36 million yearly requests from New Yorkers.
From 2000 to 2008, prior to his MBA, Ricardo founded and led the NY based technology solutions company, Etectonics. His company led engagements for clients such as Best Buy Inc., The New York Public Library, IBM, and various diplomatic agencies. (2007 NY Enterprise Report Best Tech Practice Award).
Ricardo is President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association and a 2013 CUP Fellow.