Finance Professor, Raconteur, and One Great Public Speaker!
A Funny Economist Delivering Real Insight In Very Challenging Times
Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets and his humor and insight have twice made him the school’s top professor.
Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co and later managed over $3 billion as the assistant treasurer for the State of Louisiana. In 1993 he started the school’s highly acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program which was recently named as the top experiential learning course in the world.
He has been featured widely in the financial media including; BARRONS, The New York Times, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. In 2014, he wrote his first book STOCKS UNDER ROCKS and hosts a popular business radio show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called OUT TO LUNCH.
Peter has addressed more than 1000 groups in 47 states. These include groups of nuns, tin can manufacturers, money managers, waterpark owners, insurance professionals and NFL players.
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.”