Ricardo brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Having spent most of his career in energy investment with GE Ventures as a founding Managing Director leading origination and investments in energy, oil and gas, and natural resources. While at GE Ventures he developed and executed the group’s strategy by leveraging breakthrough technologies, innovative business models, capital, and the GE platform which led to shifts in corporate business strategy, multiple technical and commercial collaborations, and various company acquisitions.
Ricardo served on dozens of Board of Directors of portfolio companies and provided leadership and guidance to management teams to drive operational and financial value. He also led Energy Technology Ventures (ETV), a $300 million joint venture formed by GE, NRG Energy, Inc., and ConocoPhillips, focused on investing in emerging energy technology companies. Previously, Ricardo worked at Chevron’s Venture Capital group, in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and as a consultant at the CNA Corporation.
As a leader, Ricardo is passionate about nurturing and leveraging open innovation within large organizations. Ricardo is end-goal oriented and a believer in formal education, persistence, and teamwork. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a passion for building strong, agile and well-aligned teams to deliver strategic and financial benefits to the organization.
Ricardo holds an Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management and Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.