A serial entrepreneur, Ric has merged his business talents with his wife-Kym to form Ric & Kym Enterprises – A collective of business ventures aligned to support consumers’ lifestyles in a post-pandemic society. Our ventures include Reimagining School/Office furniture, Last-Mile Delivery Services, and Property Management of short-term vacation rentals.
Prior to forming Ric & Kym Enterprises, Ric worked in youth development for more than 25 years, impacting nearly 20,000 high school students with pre-college career development summer programming.
As Founder/CEO of NEXUS Summer Programs, NEXUS has provided college-bound teens with on-campus academic and career development alongside immersive experiences in self-discovery including socio-emotional coping strategies, on leading college campuses throughout America since 2014. NEXUS has served upwards of 475 teens on various campuses, including Hampton University, Cornell University, Columbia University, MIT, and the University of Miami. Ric aligned with Philanthropist Robert F. Smith to establish the “Robert F. Smith Teen Entrepreneurship Challenge” hosted on the campus of the University of Denver, impacting nearly 100 teens over two years. Before NEXUS, Ric served as the Executive Director of City Year Philadelphia, leading a mix of staff and AmeriCorps volunteers totaling 300. This reading and math support program impacts nearly 12,000 students each year in Philadelphia.
Between 2002 and 2013, Ric served as President and CEO of the LEAD Program, a summer academic enrichment program targeted for students of color. Under Ric’s leadership, LEAD Programs expanded from just 5 sites to 15 of America’s top business and engineering schools, including the University of California – Berkeley, Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Additionally, Ric partnered with South African universities alongside the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (OWLA) to provide career exposure programs for 100 South African and American students of color. This effort doubled the annual number of LEAD students served, from 280 to over 500. In addition, since 2012 Ric has served as co-owner of The Willow School – Norristown, PA. A private early education center.