Chief Technology Officer
B.S., Computer Science, Oregon State University
Ricardo has overall responsibility for technology systems, design, implementation and R&D. He is responsible for supporting CGNET clients in fifty countries.
He has conducted strategic ICT consulting and assessments for the World Conservation Union, Carnegie Corporation, Duke Endowment, University of the Virgin Islands, FAO, the Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, the African Development Bank, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and many others.
Ricardo has served and currently serves as the virtual Chief Technology Officer at several Silicon Valley startups and Foundations including Sonitus Technologies, uLabs Systems and Metta Fund. He oversees the local IT support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offices in Beijing, New Delhi, Abuja, Addis Ababa, and Johannesburg.
Ricardo joined CGNET in 1999 after working for seven years at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia in the GIS department, and later in the Information Systems Unit as Network and Computer Administration Manager, User Support Manager, and Acting Chief Information Officer.