Lisandra Rickards is a business strategy consultant, blogger, budding author, and avid traveler. She is currently an Entrepreneur Development Consultant with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship -Caribbean, where she develops and delivers a twelveweek business development training programme to entrepreneurs enrolled at the Centre.
Lisandra has conducted economic and statistical research for the best-selling books “Freakonomics” and “Superfreakonomics”. She has also consulted for the Ministry of Finance in Jamaica; worked at Bain & Company in New York City; and has helped develop a global brand strategy for Caribbean conglomerate GraceKennedy. She was most recently Director of Business Development at the RMP Group, a private investment firm based in Orlando, Florida that targets businesses in the United States currently servicing Fortune 1000 clients for investments of growth capital.
In 2008, she was featured in the CNBC documentary “The Money Chase: Inside Harvard Business School” and was contacted by so many people wanting to know more about her story, that she is currently writing a memoir about the experience.
Lisandra has an MBA with First Year Honors from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Student Marshal. She became fluent in Spanish after living in Spain for one year.