Ricardo is the author of The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery. His next book, The 6 Stages of Cultural Transformation will be available in January of 2018. He is also the founder and Chairman of Bilingual America which he started in 1992 and enjoys a Fortune 500 client base. He developed Bilingual America’s courses, including Success with Hispanics™, Líderes Exitosos™(Successful Leaders), Exprésate™, Spanish Power™, and Inglés Poderoso™, among several others. He is also the author of The 12 Hidden Truths to Learning Spanish.
Ricardo speaks internationally on cultural mastery, cultural transformation, multi-cultural leadership, organizational culture and Latino / non-Latino business relations. He is a founding member of The Speakers Guild of America, a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a platform speaker for Leadercast.
He is or has been a consultant to The Coca-Cola Company, Hanes Brands, Georgia Pacific, MetLife, The Atlanta Braves, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Home Advisor, Cricket Wireless, Owens Corning, Certainteed, Smithfield Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Alllied Building Products, SRS Distribution and many others. Ricardo also serves on the board of the Home Industry Leadership Board sponsored by HomeAdvisor as well as the Advisory Board for the Hispanic Corporate Council of Atlanta. He has undergraduate degrees in theology and communications. He also has Masters Level training in counseling.
He comes from a bilingual, bicultural family. His father was one of 27 children from Puerto Rico and his mother was an orphan from the hills of Kentucky. He jokingly calls himself a Puerto Rican Hillbilly. Out of his life story comes his desire to help individuals and organizations develop healthy cross-cultural relationships that maximize and leverage relationships for the common good.
Ricardo is married to Maribel and has three children: Gabriel, Andrea and Marí Andrea.