With 25 years of career and entrepreneurial experience in technology start-ups, businesses planning & management, Austin, Texas-based Ricardo Cidale has held numerous senior-level corporate positions around the world. Alongside superlative academic credentials, he also serves on numerous Boards, is an author, an advocate for environmental protection and remains integrally involved in the Austin community.
His roster of high-profile positions includes multiple roles with RealNetworks, Dell Computer Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., and Wild West Software.
Among his robust academic achievements, Ricardo earned both an MS degree in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering (and a minor in Mathematics) from Texas A&M University (where he was an active member of Tau Beta Phi and Chi Epsilon). He also has a Latus Sensus Degree in Corporate Governance from IBMEC.
He is also the author of two books, published by McGraw-Hill: “The Wizard of DOS,” an executive guide to MS-DOS and similar operating systems; and “Digital Virus,” an executive guide to computer viruses and their implications to company operations. Among many affiliations in the high-tech industry, he has served as Board Director
Ricardo—who has American, Brazilian and Italian citizenship —speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. Away from the office, he is active with Austin’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Worries & Wonders Foundation, and the Austin Museum of Modern Art.