Peter Ricchiuti

Executive Council / Host of Out to Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti is the finance professor you wish you had back in college! His insight and humor have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. After a successful career on Wall Street, Ricchiuti served for five years as Assistant State Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer for the State of Louisiana. There he skillfully managed the State's $3 billion investment portfolio.

In 1993, Ricchiuti founded the Burkenroad Reports investment research program, where he leads a team of more than 200 business students in search of the investment "skinny" on undervalued stocks in six southern states. Ricchiuti and the Burkenroad Reports have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Post, CNN and CNBC.

Ricchiuti is a frequent contributor in financial and business media, and has addressed over 1,000 groups in 47 states as a popular meeting and conference speaker. His unique presentation style puts him in front of a wide variety of audiences, including his selection by the NFL to teach investment workshops to the New Orleans Saints.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

If you’re on Facebook, you see photos of yourself pop up from two, three, or ten years ago. Even though they’re photos that you posted, you still get a surprise to see what you looked like and what you were doing just a few years ago.

If we took snapshots of our work environment we might feel the same way. The way we work is constantly evolving. Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch represent two snapshots of where we are as a workforce.

Peter Ricchiuti and guests on this week's Out to Lunch.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports. On Out to lunch, Peter and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Two years ago on Out to Lunch we met two very interesting entrepreneurs.

Today, Haley Burns and Libby Fisher are Peter's guests on Out to Lunch. Two years later, things are very different for both of them.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / WWNO

There are places in the world nobody wants to be. Jail. Hospital. And stuck in an airport, which can feel like a combination of the previous two.

New Orleans entrepreneurs Josh Reyher from Mobile Qubes and Trey Fayard from GLO Airlines join host Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Dylan Tete, founder and Executive Director of the Bastion Community of Resilience.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

When you think about inspirational figures – people who inspire you with their dedication to good works – you might think about Mother Theresa or the Dalai Lama. You probably don’t think of local men in the construction industry.

Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch might change that.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

We’ve seen major sectors of the US economy change over the last few years. Retail and energy have both been shaken up. But probably nothing has gotten more people shaken up than changes in healthcare.

Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are shaking up healthcare in New Orleans.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

When you’re starting your own business you often hear two pieces of advice. "Do something you love." And, "use your personal experience to better understand your business."

They're talking about the self generating loop of feeling good and looking good on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

You’d have to be a certain age and have a certain kind of musical taste to remember Peter Allen singing, “All our dreams will come true again, when everything old is new again.” Today on Out to Lunch Peter is talking with two business people who are taking old fashioned taste and recycling it for a new market. Their businesses couldn’t be more different. But their reinvention of products based on a more innocent past are strangely similar.

Photographer Zack Smith.
It's New Orleans

Believe it or not, it was only 2013 that the word “selfie” was created.

Photography used to be a highly technical and creatively demanding art-form. Whether or not taking portraits of ourselves with our phones is the all-time low in the world of photographic arts, only time will tell. Photographer Zack Smith and designer Jennifer Kelly are Peter Ricchiuti's guests on Out to Lunch.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Sam Weil / It's New Orleans

Have you been to Costco? Or Trader Joes? Or Whole Foods? Or any of the who-knows-how-many other grocery stores in New Orleans? Have you noticed that any time you go, every store always seems busy. There’s no doubt that here in New Orleans we have a love affair with grocery shopping. We even have our own unique name for it – making groceries.

On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about making groceries from two very different perspectives.

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