Rico works with Sapphire Ventures’ portfolio companies to drive operational excellence across business development and go-to-market activities through engagements with global corporate executives. Rico has worked in the technology industry across multiple functional areas. He began his career working at start-ups in the renewable energy industry and more recently worked at Cisco and SAP. Throughout his career at SAP, he held roles as an analyst in corporate development, sales strategy manager in APJ (Singapore) and strategic projects manager for the Office of the CEO at Ariba. Rico’s last role at SAP was on their strategic business development team where he collaborated with SAP’s largest customers and partners on digital transformation initiatives. Rico has also supported social entrepreneurs in Indonesia and Sri Lanka for social venture funds.
Rico has a BS in finance and economics and graduated summa cum laude from Bryant University. He has an MBA from The University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business where he was a Provost Fellowship Award recipient. Rico has lived and worked in Italy, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand.