Board Bio - Ricardo Torres

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Ricardo Torres, Board Member

President & CEO, National Student Clearinghouse

Ricardo D. Torres joined the National Student Clearinghouse as its CEO and president in 2008. The Clearinghouse, a non-profit organization founded in 1993, is the nation’s most trusted source for enrollment and degree verification. Its members include more than 3,300 U.S. colleges and universities.

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Mr. Torres had a long and distinguished career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, including serving as COO at BestPractices, a nationally-recognized provider of emergency medicine and physician practice management, and Capital One (a financial services company). Mr. Torres has also held management positions in leading organizations such as PepsiCo and Philip Morris/Kraft Foods (now known as Altria Group). His diverse background includes financial and strategic planning, marketing and sales, general management, and executive leadership.

Mr. Torres is a board member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the John Tyler Community College Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Cohesive Knowledge Solutions (a knowledge management company). In 2013, The Washington Business Journal named him the Minority Business Leader of the Year. He has an MBA in International Finance from Georgetown University and undergraduate degrees in both marketing and management from Manhattan College.