Prior to Grain, Ricardo served from 2018 to 2020 as President & CEO of Spirit MTA REIT (formerly NYSE: SMTA), a net lease real estate investment trust (REIT) with approximately $2.5Bn in AUM and which sold substantially all its assets to another publicly traded REIT in the fall of 2019. Prior to SMTA, Ricardo spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley where he held various positions in the firm’s Global Capital Markets department. While at Morgan Stanley, Ricardo invested and managed project and structured investments made by the firm, and provided banking coverage and structuring advice on capital markets transactions to clients in developed and emerging markets.
Ricardo received B.S. degrees in Engineering and in Economics from the United States Naval Academy.