Business Professor, Raconteur, and One Great Public Speaker!
A Funny Economist Delivering Real Insight In Very Challenging Times
Peter Ricchiuti(Ri-Chooty) is the business professor you wish you had back in college. His humor and insight have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. In a recent competition, Peter’s teaching delivery skills placed atop a field of 500 universities representing 43 countries.
Peter is a graduate of Babson College, started his career at the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co and later served as the assistant state treasurer for Louisiana. There he successfully managed the State’s $3 billion investment portfolio.
In 1993 he founded Tulane’s nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program (www.burkenroad.org). Here he leads 200 business students in search of overlooked and underpriced stocks in six southern states. He and his program have been featured widely in the financial press including; The Wall Street Journal, BARRON’s and The New York Times.
In 2014 The Financial Times published Peter’s first book, Stocks Under Rocks and he currently hosts a popular weekly business program called Out To Lunch on National Public Radio in New Orleans.
He served as a director of Amedisys, Inc. (AMED/NASDAQ), the nation’s largest home healthcare company (1997-2015). During this period the stock rose by about 1000%.
Peter has addressed over 1000 groups in 47 states. These include groups of nuns, tin can manufacturers, money managers, waterpark owners, insurance professionals and NFL players. He has even done a couple of TED TALKS.
Conference Speaker: “I need to change that old adage. You should never follow kids, animals or PETER RICCHIUTI."
Conference Attendee: “I loved it. He’s half Warren Buffett and half Robin Williams.”
Conference Planner: “I'd like to personally thank you for your valuable contribution to our Symposium. Your comments and the exceedingly upbeat and humorous manner in which you delivered them did wonders to assuage the very real fear of some of the members that "Economic Armageddon" was just around the corner. Not often do I come across someone like you who can be remarkably entertaining while delivering a terribly important message about the economy. You clearly have an incredible ability to command the eager attention of an audience, which is no small accomplishment.”
Meeting Planner: “Peter is a pleasure to work with and smarter than a tree full of owls!”
Speaking Bureau: This guy is “Human Tabasco!” Peter’s presentation is the hit of every meeting we have booked him for.
I have heard Peter present several times and Peter has a definite spezzatura*.
*An Italian term meaning “a facility for accomplishing difficult actions which hides the conscious effort that went into it.”