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

A Journey of 1000 Miles Read More

A Journey of 1000 Miles

This week was a reminder that tackling any systemic injustice will take years, decades or lifetimes – but it has to start somewhere. - 2 minute read

3 Things: My Friend Roberto Read More

3 Things: My Friend Roberto

One of my dearest friends, Roberto Lazcano, is currently serving his 24th year in prison. I am honored to share his story (and the story of how we met), because I believe humanity is about seeing the best in other people - not judging them for the worst mistake they ever made.

3 Things: How To Do Things That Can’t Be Done Read More

3 Things: How To Do Things That Can’t Be Done

Entrepreneur Mick Ebeling is the founder of Not Impossible Labs - an award-winning tech incubator dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.

Longevity & The Future of Medicine (Dr. Peter Attia) Read More

Longevity & The Future of Medicine (Dr. Peter Attia)

In Part 2 of Ric's conversation with Dr. Peter Attia, hear predictions about we could cure diabetes and cancer in the next 10 years, ultra endurance, and parenting. - 1 minute read

3 Things: How To Live A Longer And Happier Life Read More

3 Things: How To Live A Longer And Happier Life

The science behind sleep, nutrition, and exercise with Dr Peter Attia who specializes in longevity; and a lifetime of stories from my dear friend Marshall Rauch, who is 96 years old.

Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition (Dr. Peter Attia) Read More

Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition (Dr. Peter Attia)

What’s the one thing you can start doing now to help prevent dementia? How do you get better, more restful sleep? What are the core elements of a balanced nutrition? - 1 minute read

Leading the Pack (Abby Wambach) Read More

Leading the Pack (Abby Wambach)

Abby Wambach is a soccer legend. She’s won two FIFA World Cups, two Olympic gold medals, and she currently holds the world record for all-time international goals scored - among men and women.

3 Things: How to Achieve Peak Performance Read More

3 Things: How to Achieve Peak Performance

Over the course of this podcast, we've been lucky to learn from multiple Olympic gold medalists, world-record holders, ultra-endurance athletes, and legends in their fields. Here are just a few top takeaways from these guests who have defined what it means to reach the peak. - 10 minutes read

Pushing Limits (Jesse Itzler) Read More

Pushing Limits (Jesse Itzler)

How do you overcome self-doubt & push past physical & mental fatigue?

Driving Success (Rick Hendrick) Read More

Driving Success (Rick Hendrick)

How do you find competitive advantages to get ahead? How do you keep the grind, even after victory?

Living Longer & Happier (Marshall Rauch) Read More

Living Longer & Happier (Marshall Rauch)

What’s the secret to living a longer, happier life? How can we all create our own luck, and extend our "peak performance?" According to Marshall Rauch, the answer is simple. "Don't take yourself too seriously."