Peter Ricchiuti (pronounced ri-shooty) is the business school professor the executives and managers from Acadiana’s Top 50 Privately Held Companies will wish they had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, and his insight and humor have twice made him the school’s top professor.
Ricchiuti started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed more than $3 billion as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed Burkenroad Reports stock research program, which covers public companies generally under-followed by Wall Street. His student researchers provide investors an opportunity to take a look at these companies before they are discovered by other investors. Since the program's inception, 22 of the companies Ricchiuti and his students followed have been acquired. Read more about Burkenroad and the local companies it follows here.
Ricchiuti has been featured on CNN and CNBC as well as in The New York Times, BARRON’S, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Over the past 20 years, the prof has addressed hundreds of groups in 47 states and several countries, presenting to a wide variety of audiences. He has also conducted workshops for the New Orleans Saints.
To get Ricchiuti’s intriguing take on the state and local economy, be at the Cajundome Convention Center, Thursday, Sept. 1, from noon -1:30. He’s the keynote speaker for this year’s Top 50 Privately Held Companies luncheon. Presenting sponsors are Whitney Bank and Allen & Gooch law firm. VIP parking sponsor is Rob Eddy and The Pinnacle Group, and supporting sponsor is Acadiana Economic Development Council.
The Top 50 list and analysis, along with profiles of seven companies that made the cut this year, will be published as a cover story in the July-August issue of ABiz, which hits newsstands Wednesday. Particularly fitting for this year's keynote speaker, this annual feature also lists publicly traded companies headquartered in Acadiana; Ricchiuti's address will include his outlook for those companies as well.
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