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.

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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

Haitian Kreyol (beginner)
Italian (beginner)
Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

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

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
Technology
Entrepreneurship
Strategy
Customer Centricity
Digital Banks
Operations
Digital Marketing

Professional Interests

Teaching
Innovation
Politics
Law
Diversity
Customer Centricity
Advertising
Entrepreneurship
Mentorship
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

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

Favorites  

Food & Drinks

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

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

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

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

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Golf
NASCAR
Tennis
Football

Pittsburgh Steelers
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Bourne Series
Pirates of the Caribbean
Robin Hood (Disney Cartoon version)
Dumbo
Marvel
Star Wars
The Dark Knight Trilogy

Martin
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Friends
Stranger Things

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

Brands

Audi
Porsche
Disney
Nike
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

Engineering
Technology
Government & Politics
Entrepreneurship

Extracurricular Activities

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