ABOUT ME

David Ricca has been involved in soccer his whole life, ranging from being a player, scout and coach, to being the liaison to Latin American International teams for MLS, as well as serving on the 2010 FIFA World Cup media team in South Africa.

Prior to that, he was an International Wealth Manager at Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney and is a 9/11 survivor. He regularly gives talks about how, in the aftermath of 9/11, he used his soccer to deal with PTSD and established Just Live Soccer. David is part of the 9/11 Survivors Network and is also on the Advisory Council for GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center.

Currently, he manages the Innovate to Grow grant from US Soccer for New Jersey Youth Soccer, leading the way for the grassroots initiative and helping make soccer the preeminent youth sport in New Jersey. He is also the League Director for Metro Youth Soccer League and is an ambassador for Soccer Resilience and the Forgotten Dogs Foundation.

 

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

  • Leadership
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Revenue Generation
  • Multi-Channel Sponsorship Sales
  • Client Acquisition
  • Prospecting
  • Business Development
  • Content Marketing
  • CRM
  • Mentorship
  • Collaboration
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Digital Media
  • Fundraising

TESTIMONIALS

Impressing to see how David coming from a traditional sport is so open minded and interested into new technology. David shares the passion of sports and fully understands the potential of true eSports. That talks by itself. We appreciate having him in our group of pioneers.
Gregory Gettinger, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO VR Motion Learning
David is a great resource person and a go-getter. I have enjoyed my collaboration with him on several projects... you better be prepared when you ask David for his consulting services as he will keep you on your toes. I can summarize him as intelligent, focused, versatile and always willing to do more than you asked for.... He is an asset to have on your team.
Elvis Goes
Owner & President Excel Fisio Care, IFAPT & thefootballstop.com
I found him to be a true professional, who absolutely loves the sport, and ... passionate about getting business results. This is a very powerful combination at which David excels, and with which he brings his A game to any professional situation. David is very creative, energetic and highly motivating, and will be an asset to any company or project which he is involved in.
George Levy, CSBCP, GBP
Chairman, CEO and mentor at Blockchain Institute of Technology