Ricardo Alvarado from Pacecar

Ricardo Alvarado

Head of Product at Pacecar

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Last updated November 5, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Creative cool nerd.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Ricardo Alvarado was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Pittsburgh for college (culture & weather shock!). He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with two business degrees, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Ricardo went on to work in consulting for a couple years, and then Goldman Sachs for almost 8 years. He was a senior leader at Goldman Sachs' internal startup Marcus by Goldman Sachs. Each decision Ricardo made had billion-dollar impact, and it motivated him to finally launch his own startup (Ricardo has had a running list of 500+ ideas since his undergrad years). Ricardo has a broad-based business background in Marketing, Strategy, Technology, Financial Services, Operations, and Entrepreneurship. Last summer he had the opportunity to teach business at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar and it was a highly rewarding experience.

Interesting Factoid

I’m ambidextrous. I write and eat with my left, but I do everything else right-handed, like sports. My right is my "dominant" hand by wrist circumference.


Languages

Spanish
Haitian Kreyol (beginner)
Italian (beginner)

Countries Visited

Map View

Italy
Germany
Austria
France
Spain
England
Mexico
Jamaica
Dominica
Aruba
Curaçao
Switzerland
Qatar
Ethiopia
The Netherlands

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Pacecar

Head of Product

Oct 2020 - Present

Pulse

Founder & CEO

Feb 2019 - Present
+8 more experiences

Professional Expertise

Financial Services
Digital Marketing
Technology
Entrepreneurship
Strategy
Customer Centricity
Digital Banks
Operations

Professional Interests

Teaching
Entrepreneurship
Innovation
Marketing
Advertising
Politics
Law
Diversity
Mentorship
Customer Centricity

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Puerto Rico Statehood
DC Statehood
Climate Change
Voting Rights
Racial Equality
Gender Equality

Favorites  

Food & Drinks

Popcorn
Puerto Rican Food
High West Whiskey
Don Q Rum
Pina Colada (w rum)
Cuba Libre
Margarita
Mojito
Old Fashioned
Vegan Pizza (I'm not vegan, just no dairy)
Chick fil A

Games

Call of Duty
Anything fighter jets on PS4
Star Fox
Mario
F-Zero
Earthworm Jim
Street Fighter
Mario Paint
Escape Rooms

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Reggaeton
R&B
Reggae
Hip Hop
Merengue
Kompa
Gospel
Pop
80s Rock
90s Alternative

Brian McKnight
Whitney Houston
TLC
Bob Marley
Jay Z
Drake
Beyonce
Boyz II Men
Bad Bunny
Marvin Gaye
DVSN
Daddy Yankee
Ozuna
Farruko

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Football
Golf
Tennis
NASCAR

Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Cubs

Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Tiger Woods
Roberto Clemente
Troy Polamalu
Jerome Bettis
Javy Baez
Sidney Crosby

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Bourne Series
Pirates of the Caribbean (Series)
Robin Hood (Disney Cartoon version)
Dumbo
Batman (Nolan Trilogy)
Star Wars
Marvel

Martin
Friends
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
Homeland

Lupita Nyong'o
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington
Denzel Washington
Benicio del Toro
Tom Hanks
Leonardo DiCaprio
Matt Damon
Johnny Depp
The Rock
Kevin Hart

Brands

Audi
Porsche
Nike
Disney
Apple

Bucket List  

Create

I love being creative and putting my ideas and creations out into the world. I have a running list of 500+ and my dream is to put a few of them out into the world.

Sail a yacht through Caribbean

I'm from the Caribbean, but I have only visited a few islands. I'd love to take a yacht through the Caribbean and visit each one of the islands.

Education  

School

M.B.A. – Master of Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Organizational Behavior

Aug 2006 - May 2009

J.D. – Doctor of Laws, Law, Corporations

Aug 2005 - May 2009
+1 more school

Clubs and Communities

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship
Engineering
Technology
Government & Politics

Extracurricular Activities

Student Hurricane Network (Katrina)
President's Diversity Advisory Council
Judicial Review Board
Soccer Club
Carnegie Mellon Black Alumni Association