Managing Director, Managing Consultant
Ricardo Benn leads the Management Consulting business for Galvan and Associates. Ricardo is a senior executive, with over 20 years of experience in management consulting—focusing on all dimensions of financial, human capital and IT management. He has demonstrated commercial and public sector leadership in organizational transformation, strategy implementation, cost reduction and IT modernization efforts. He has a passion for developing people and a solid track record for delivering tangible business value.
Prior to Galvan and Associates, Ricardo led the Management Consulting practice for Capgemini Government Solutions across the National Security, Federal Civilian, and Commercial sectors. He is an out-of-the-box thinker with the ability to proactively identify and resolve problems; an accomplished presenter and top-flight communicator.
Prior to Capgemini, Ricardo served as the Director of Projects managing a portfolio of tourism and cultural assets. In that role, he was responsible for developing the delivery strategy and ensuring the successful implementation and financial viability of planned museum and tourism facilities. He grew portfolio gross margin to net revenue percentage by reducing infrastructure, labor, and operational costs.
Previously, Mr. Benn was a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he organically grew the firm’s International practice. Prior to that, he was a leader in Booz Allen’s commercial expansion where he grew a start up practice focused to 30+ staff. Ricardo was also a key leader in Booz Allen’s Financial Management business responsible for developing business with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Civilian and Defense clients. Prior to Booz Allen, he worked for NASA as a Project Manager and Satellite Communications Engineer.
Mr. Benn holds two degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park: a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), with a concentration in Finance, and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). Mr. Benn maintains strong professional affiliations with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and ACT-IAC – American Council for Technology (ACT) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC).