Rick Ryba

As a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute, Rick offers over 20 years of finance, strategy, and business development expertise developed in a variety of advisory, consulting, and management roles. Rick is currently a Consultant to multiple startups and Consulting CFO of Bleu, a Bluetooth-enabled mobile payments system startup helping merchants establish meaningful customer relationships with BLE beacon technology and Internet of Things connectivity.

Previously, Rick developed energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building projects in collaboration with global energy services companies such as Siemens, Johnson Controls, and Trane for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) in Jakarta, Indonesia, and helped CCI and the Jakarta regional government pilot its first LED street lighting retrofit program. His contributions to startups and established companies include financial modeling and business plan development, marketing strategy, structuring partnerships, and building effective systems and teams.

Rick currently lives and works in Los Angeles.