Rick Ridder is President and Co-Founder of RBI Strategies and Research, a former presidential campaign manager and a senior consultant for six other presidential campaigns, Rick has consulted for numerous U.S. Congressional, gubernatorial, and state and local initiative campaigns. Internationally, he has worked in over 23 nations including the successful campaigns of seven heads of state. His firm is one of the few firms to win Pollie Awards (the Oscars of the political industry) for creative efforts, technology applications, and management capabilities (International Consultant of the Year). Rick has also been recognized with the “Award of Achievement” from the Gleitsman Foundation for “commitment and leadership initiating social change.” He has appeared on “The Daily Show,” all major US networks, the BBC, Australian Broadcasting and a number of foreign broadcast networks. His book, Looking for Votes in All the Wrong Places, received top honors for “Humor” and “Politics” from the Colorado Independent Publishers Book Association.
Rick holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.S. from Boston University, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and business partner, Joannie Braden.