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

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

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.

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."

Training to Win (with Christian McCaffrey & Luke Kuechly) Read More

Training to Win (with Christian McCaffrey & Luke Kuechly)

Even if you're NOT aiming to become an NFL MVP, here's one thing to remember: "You'll never reach the peak." Enjoy the process, and know there's always another gear.

Motivating Greatness (with Ron Rivera) Read More

Motivating Greatness (with Ron Rivera)

How does Ron Rivera motivate greatness in the Carolina Panthers? By leading with clarity and focus, and most importantly - being in the moment.

Becoming #1 (with Andy Roddick) Read More

Becoming #1 (with Andy Roddick)

What does it take to become Number 1? How do you sustain that level of performance over time? And how do you make the call when it’s time to move on to something else?

From Ric: Open Letter to Golden Door Scholars Read More

From Ric: Open Letter to Golden Door Scholars

Golden Door Scholars will now be open to undocumented students who do not have DACA. Tough times test leadership, and we hope others with public voices or power will do the same. - 4 minute read

Discipline (with Jay Bilas) Read More

Discipline (with Jay Bilas)

In part two of this two-part episode, Ric and ESPN sports analyst Jay Bilas talk about life outside of basketball. - 1 Minute read

Madness (with Jay Bilas) Read More

Madness (with Jay Bilas)

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