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Rico Pichardo Abreu

Rico Pichardo Abreu

Senior Operations Manager


Senior Operations Manager at Hostwise



Senior Operations Manager

- Build and optimize operational systems.
- Manage and grow the labor supply.

Student Alumni Committee

Distinguished Speakers Series Chair

Coordinate two annual alumni speaker events with a US$2,000 budget and the aimed attendance of over 100 students


Marketplace Operations

• As the 2nd full time employee, Oversee, systematize and lead Beepi's supply-side user acquisition growing the inventory from zero to over $2 million.

Career medium 02

National Federation of Industrial Associations of the Dominican Republic

New Business Executive

• Oversee the development of a peer-to-peer lending platform for the Dominican Republic through business development, remote team management and industry analysis and research.
• Advised the Ministry of Industry and Commerce on the design, purpose and role of the National Network of 
Microfinance Institutions.



Business Development Representative, Temp

• Identified and prospected new clients in France and the UK through ~200 weekly outbound emails and ~50 cold calls. Communication was done both in French and English.
• Developed and implemented outbound email manual campaigns.

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

Impact Engine


• Provided product research, competitive analysis, market strategy and positioning analysis to portfolio companies.
• Managed Impact Engine’s daily operations, including mentor scheduling for 400 CEOs and major business leaders.



Social Innovation Fellow

Participated at the New York'12 Institute for Social Innovation.
A transformative five-day experience during which young leaders learn to increase their impact, exponentially. The Institute curriculum includes a survey of social innovation, an innovative case-study competition and sessions with industry leaders.

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

United Nations Academic Impact's ASPIRE

Executive Director

• Developed and prototyped four different models for deeper student involvement with the UN organizations and the 700 Academic Impact member universities.
• Oversaw and prioritized tasks to a 5 member team through weekly meetings and an online working platform.


United Nations Academic Impact's ASPIRE

Director of Innovation

• Initiated a social media outreach campaign from that lead to the growth of UN ASPIRE chapters to 68 universities in 25 nations in order to enable students with access to ASPIRE branding, local UN bodies online events and an annual international conference.

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

British Council's Global Changemakers Program

Global Changemaker

Participated in a Global Youth Summit together with other 62 delegates from over 40 countries out of more than 1,000 applicants.

Executed a global campaign on children rights on over 10 countries with a grant of £3,000


Columbia Social Enterprise Conference


Participated in the Columbia Social Enterprise Conference: a space that "examine[d] how the social enterprise sector has and will continue to explore and capitalize on new avenues of business brought to light by technological innovation".

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

Dominican Network of Social Entrepreneurs

Founder and Secretary General

• Conceptualized and established the strategic framework, business model and overall vision under which the organization supported and promoted social entrepreneurship`.
• Recruited, advised and oversaw remotely a 15 member administrative team, which organized 4 activities which received donations of over US$10,000 in good and kinds and engaged over 400 volunteers



Co-Chair of the Student Speaker Competition Nove

• Directed and designed the first student speaker competition for the first TedxUChicago with over 800 attendees
• Publicized the student competition receiving over 100 applicants from Chicago area universities
• Led the social media outreach campaign where #TedxUChicago became the number 1 trending topic in Chicago and reached 100,000 people.

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

One Young World

Convening Ambassador for the Dominican Republic

Represent the Dominican Republic in a premier global youth forum together with 823 young leaders from 112 countries
Recruited one Dominican representative for One Young World 2011


Superintendence of Securities

Analyst Intern

Researched and prepared more than 10 reports on global issues and institutional projects, distributed among my 70 coworkers
Presented to and participated on discussions concerning institutional policies such as potential fees and sanctions
Inspected 3 Initial Public Offerings Prospectus

Career medium 03

Saint George School

The International Baccalaureate Diploma

University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics

The Bold Academy