Ricardo graduated from Yale University in 2007 with a BA in Economics. While at Yale he also studied Mandarin
Chinese and received fellowships to study in Beijing, China. Following his return to the United States, Ricardo commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He
deployed to Afghanistan twice, once as a Platoon Commander and again as an Advisor to the Afghan National Army.
Ricardo traded equity derivatives with Goldman Sachs and then led a research team at AlphaSights, a high-growth, information services company.