Rick Gacia

Rick Gacia


Intuitive and creative go-to program manager for high-profile projects, financial analysis, and presentations of action-oriented / solution-based plans to top executives.

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2005 - Present

Program Manager

Kyocera Wireless
- Led “Green Initiative,” implementing an in-field recycling program designed to simultaneously comply with environmental regulations and unlock revenue from reclaimed commodity material. - Developed financial model projecting impact to divisional bottom-line from modifications to standard warranty offering. - Brokered strategic partnership with auction house to resell excess materials; drafted RFP, coordinated pilot program, led contract negotiations, and oversaw quarterly auctions ensuring minimal brand risk and maximum returns. - Designed Excel-based ROI templates and forecasting models for cost- and risk-assessments. - Structured pricing programs for top customers, incenting increased purchasing while maintaining departmental margin goals.
2004 - 2005

Research Associate

Corporate Executive Board
- Consulted for senior corporate strategists at Fortune 500 companies on issues including process improvements, globalization initiatives, and strategies for competing in consolidating industries. - Authored strategy brief on business process reengineering, which became one of the top requested studies amongst membership. - Researched and evaluated innovative corporate strategies, tools, and dashboards to monitor and manage projects and portfolios.
2003 - 2004

Public Policy Analyst, Intern

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Identified and researched policy issues including revenue generation via waste management and the urban impact of big-box retail development. - Presented research and analysis to Senior Policy analysts for review and dissemination into business community.
2002 - 2003

Public Policy Analyst, Intern

San Diego Office of the Mayor


2000 - 2004


Duke University
2002 - 2002

Comparative Economics and Politics

The University of Glasgow
Study Abroad Program