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
1:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

The Some-Times Picayune

David Francis, James O’Byrne and Peter Ricchiuti.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

One of the boldest, most controversial revolutions to occur in the New Orleans media landscape in 2012 was The Times-Picayune’s discontinuation of daily publication. Was the move to a three-day-a-week paper and focus on NOLA.com the news organization business model of the future?

Peter talks with David Francis, Business Manager of NOLA Media Group, and Pulitzer Prize-winning veteran T-P journalist and Director of State Content James O’Byrne.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Eternal Snoball Season

David Bergeron from the Creole Creamery, and Chris Cuadrado of Sno-Balls To Go.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, we talk with Chris Cuadrado, who is upending the great NOLA tradition of waiting for snoball season — and then waiting on line in the burning heat for a snoball — with his revolutionary Sno-Balls To Go. And David Bergeron joins us as well — he moved into the historic McKenzie's Bakery, where he's making his own history with ice cream store Creole Creamery.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Commander's Commanders

Lally Brennan, Peter Ricchiuti and Ti Martin.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

In a city known for fine restaurants, Commander’s Palace is both a New Orleans legend and an ever-evolving enterprise, as revered behind the scenes among chefs and service industry workers as it is to the dining public.

On this edition of Out to Lunch owner/managers/cousins Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share the Commander's culture.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Bioceptive — Out To Lunch

Tamara Kreinin, S K Khurana and Peter Ricchiuti.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Bioceptive is a New Orleans women’s health company that is developing a product for managing pregnancy that could change the world for hundreds of thousands of women.

This week on Out to Lunch, Peter has lunch with S K Khurana, the Chief Operating Officer of Bioceptive, and Tamara Kreinin, recently retired Executive Director for Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation and an investor in Bioceptive.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Out Of Business

Mary Lee Murphy, Peter Ricchiuti and Kendra Jones Morris.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Though we usually talk about going into business, on this week’s show Peter talks to two women who got out of business.

Kendra Jones Morris walked away from consulting Fortune 500 companies to found Rural Revolution, connecting women artisans in the developing world with direct marketing women in the United States. Mary Lee Murphy left the business world to become Development Director of the education non-profit City Year.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Start Your Engines

Max Materne, Wes Ratcliff and Peter Ricchiuti.
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.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Startup Superstars

Peter Ricchiuti, Gary Solomon and Kenneth Purcell.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

The face of New Orleans business is changing. So is the face of New Orleans itself.

Peter’s guests on Out to Lunch this week are the prime movers of both. Kenneth Purcell’s iSeatz creates the software that runs online booking for American Express Travel, Delta, KLM, and Orbitz. Gary Solomon Jr.’s The Solomon Group lights up the Superdome.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Shoot the Silver with Mignon Faget and Brent McCrossen

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

Mignon Faget is a brand as familiar to New Orleanians as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior — synonymous with sophisticated fashion. Like Vuitton and Dior, Mignon Faget is also a person.


Mignon is Peter’s guest on Out to Lunch, along with music industry revolutionary Brent McCrossen. Brent’s local company Audiosocket is rewriting how digital-age music gets licensed and musicians get paid.


Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Girls Gone Word

Juila Ballard, Peter Ricchiuti and LouAnn Lofton.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

LouAnn Lofton, author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Warren Buffet Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should Too, and Juila Ballard from New Orleans business news website Silicon Bayou News, join Peter for a word-filled lunch.

Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Inspiration on Out to Lunch

Arman Sadeghpour, Peter Ricchiuti and Sean Simone.
Grant Morris It's New Orleans

Inspiration is putting two things together that haven’t been put together before. For example, making toothpaste out of chocolate. Or turning your cell phone into a 650,000-volt stun gun.

Arman Sadeghpour is co-founder and CEO of Theodent, the revolutionary toothpaste that turns chocolate into the dentist’s friend, and Sean Simone is the co-founder of Yellow Jacket Case, the cell phone case that’s a stun gun.

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