A successful entrepreneur, Ricardo devotes himself to combating poverty by helping socially responsible small business entrepreneurs start and grow companies that create wealth through job creation and make positive social impacts in their communities. Currently, Ricardo serves as CEO of Núve Technologies. Núve accelerates the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by optimizing the way they are run. Núve delivers cloud-based technology solutions, training, and export support to help SMEs improve productivity, profitability, and cash flow. Previously Ricardo founded Agora Partnerships, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing talented entrepreneurs in emerging markets with the tools, networks, and financing necessary to launch and grow successful, socially responsible businesses. Agora is launched its program in Nicaragua and aims to achieve rapid scale and replicate worldwide. Before Agora, Ricardo founded three businesses including international retail clothing franchise LOLITA in Nicaragua and El Salvador, an internet satellite company, and a socially responsible alternative-media company. He is a member of the Central America Leadership Initiative, co-founder of the Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Nicaragua, and is a board member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Ricardo is working to make Central America a hub for innovative, entrepreneur-led economic policy and social business models.