Peter Ricchiuti

Host of Out to Lunch / Executive Council

Peter Ricchiuti is the finance professor you wish you had back in college! He is the Assistant Dean at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, and his insight and humor have twice made him the School's top professor. 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 160 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, including Marketplace, the nationally broadcast public radio program. He is a popular speaker at meetings and conferences throughout the United States and in Europe. 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.

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Out To Lunch
1:10 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Beyond The Boom Town On Out To Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti, Dana Eness and Blair duQuesnay.
Credit Robert Morton / It's New Orleans

We can't keep saying that we're in a boom forever. After it’s over — where to, New Orleans? Dana Eness from The Urban Conservancy and Blair duQuesnay from Ignite Investments and Planning look toward the dawn of the day after the boom. Will we have long-term change or a nostalgic golden era to look back on?  

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Out To Lunch — Fruit & Veggies

Kevin Morgan Rothschild, Peter Ricchiuti and Megan Nuismer.

Peter goes urban farming, New Orleans style, with Kevin Morgan Rothschild, co-founder of VertiFarms, and Megan Nuismer, founder of The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

They're changing the way we grow vegetables in a swampy urban food desert and harvest fruit in an abundant garden of Eden.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Start Your Engines On Out To Lunch

Max Materne, Wes Ratcliff and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Did you know New Orleans now has a brand new, world-class car and motorcycle race track?

Wes Ratcliff, NOLA Motorsports Park Director of Business Development & Technology, along with Max Materne, GM of The Transportation Revolution New Orleans, are Peter’s guests on this week’s Out to Lunch.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Out To Lunch With Kind-Hearted Capitalists

Andrea Chen, Peter Ricchuiti and Reid Stone.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Peter Ricchuiti explores the new business paradigm of cooperation vs. competition on this week's Out to Lunch with Andrea Chen and Reid Stone.

Andrea’s socially conscious business incubator Propeller: A Force For Social Innovation takes an entrepreneur with a good idea and turns it into good for the community. Reid’s marketing company Hero Farm takes those socially conscious businesses out into the world.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Rollin' On The River: The Mississippi Remains The Heart Of The New Orleans Economy

Doug Downing, Gary LaGrange and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Even with New Orleans' roaring tourist biz, oil and gas industry, and the new business renaissance, the Mississippi River remains the heart of the city's economy. President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans Gary LaGrange and CFO and Treasurer of Canal Barge Doug Downing take us behind the floodwall and onto the water.

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Out To Lunch
1:07 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

The NOLA Brain Gain

Chris Boyd, Peter Ricchiuti and Marianne Rodriguez.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

The New Orleans business boom is not a coincidence, it's a campaign. NOLAbound successfully recruited young entrepreneurs to New Orleans.

Meet two of them on this week's Out to Lunch: Chris Boyd, founder of mobile app building company Apptitude, and Marianne Rodriguez, founder of fashion illustration studio MarketteNOLA.

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Out To Lunch
6:30 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

NOLA Baby: Whole Foods & GNO, Inc.

Peter Ricchiuti, GNO, Inc.'s Michael Hecht and John Elstrott, Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Whole Foods Market was born in New Orleans and the big boss is still here.

Chairman of the Board of Whole Foods Market, John Elstrott, tells the fascinating tale of the birth of the nationwide health food giant and the equally fascinating tale of what's ahead. Joining John for lunch is Michael Hecht, the CEO of GNO Inc. and one of the principal architects of New Orleans' sensational business resurgence. This is an all-star show!

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Rockin' Guns 'N Money

Brent McCrossen, Mignon Faget and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

On this week's Out to Lunch, digi-rocker Brent McCrossen and jewelry icon Mignon Faget discuss Mignon’s controversial Stop The Violence gun pin, and Brent’s part in the digital music revolution with his company Audiosocket.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

New Orleans, The Birthplace Of Smoothie Jazz

Scott Aiges, of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Scott Aiges

Jazz Fest — our annual overdose of music and food — is synonymous with New Orleans. Smoothie King — a healthy juice and food alternative — is the antithesis of the city. Both businesses were NOLA-born in the 1970's and are now international brands.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti dines with Smoothie King's Tom O'Keefe and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Scott Aiges.

Out To Lunch
2:18 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

From Coasts To Coats — Righteous Nutria On Out To Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti, Cree McCree and an unnamed nutria pelt.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

A beaver with Cajun accent makes a fashion statement this week on Out to Lunch! Cree McCree takes the nutria, the rodent that is eating the Louisiana wetlands, and turns the nasty-looking pests into fab-looking fur fashion.

Cree talks to Peter Ricchiuti about feeling good about wearing fur again in her Righteous Fur.

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