Ric Elias

Ric Elias

Co-Founder & CEO

Ric Elias is CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures. In 2009, he survived the "Miracle on the Hudson,” which led to his viral TED Talk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." In 2011, Ric was named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including RoadtoHire, Golden Door Scholars, LifeSports, and Forward787. A native of Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School.

Posts by Ric Elias

3 Things About Madness and Discipline Read More

3 Things About Madness and Discipline

In this two-part episode, Ric sits down with ESPN sports analyst Jay Bilas during the 2019 NCAA March Madness tournament. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Failure Read More

3 Things About Failure

He's an American former decathlete and Olympic gold medalist who had one of the most dramatic moments in sports history – and then one of the greatest comebacks of all time. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Impact Read More

3 Things About Impact

Featuring NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Mark Tatum. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Revenge Read More

3 Things About Revenge

Featuring world-famous chef, restaurateur, and TV star Bobby Flay. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Awareness Read More

3 Things About Awareness

Dandapani lived as a monk for 10 years and now travels the world as a leading mindfulness expert. - 3 minute read

3 Things About Revolution Read More

3 Things About Revolution

Today's episode features Leymah Gbowee, an activist and Nobel Peace prize winner who helped end the civil war in Liberia. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Purpose Read More

3 Things About Purpose

Ric shares a conversation with former Starbucks CEO and 2020 Presidential hopeful, Howard Schultz. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Coaching Read More

3 Things About Coaching

Listen to the full episode to hear Larry Fitzgerald's thoughts on bad calls in the NFL, who he thinks will win the Super Bowl, and much more. - 1 minute read

3 Things About Leadership Read More

3 Things About Leadership

As commander of the International Space Station, Colonel Chris Hadfield became a social media celebrity. On the 3 Things Podcast, we spoke about the pace of progress in space exploration, and when humans can expect to start living on the moon. - 1 minute read

Introducing 3 Things with Ric Elias Read More

Introducing 3 Things with Ric Elias

On the 3 Things podcast, I am sharing access to private conversations with some remarkable friends - and 3 simple things we can all learn from each.

Rebuild Puerto Rico Read More

Rebuild Puerto Rico

"I am proud to be a Puerto Rican. And I'm proud to be an American." - Ric Elias - 2 minute read

Ric Elias: “Dreamers, we will fight for you.” Read More

Ric Elias: “Dreamers, we will fight for you.”

WATCH: CEO Ric Elias responds to the White House's decision to end DACA. - 3 minute read