At Ktisis Capital, Ricardo serves as a strategy and organization advisor, researcher, and project manager for a diverse mix of individuals and foundations. He works primarily with individuals, families, and private foundations on formulating their giving strategies. Ricardo manages the Ktisis Capital communications portfolio and is responsible for developing a strategy that advances the work of the firm and our partners.
Ricardo is also on the faculty at Grand Valley State University, teaching courses on inclusive and visionary leadership in the Integrated, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department. Prior joining the Ktisis team, Ricardo served as project specialist for community enrichment in the Office of the President at GVSU. In that role, he facilitated projects that strengthened the town-gown and community relationships, helping to center Grand Valley as the preeminent place-based regional institution in Michigan.
Ricardo holds a Master of Public Administration degree with foci in public management and urban and regional policy and planning, and a B.S. in history and public & nonprofit administration – both from Grand Valley. He is certified for the responsible conduct of research, earned the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence, and was a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow. Ricardo serves as president of the board of directors for Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities, as an Alumni Champion for GVSU, and on the advisory committee of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Our LGBT Fund.
- Senior Associate
- Ktisis Capital
- Grand Rapids