Ric Klass has a diverse background with nine careers. He taught math in public high schools in the Bronx, including a Gates Foundation sponsored school. Afterwards, he taught high school mathematics in a prep school in Manhattan. Previously, Ric was a volunteer tutor for disadvantaged students. He taught entrepreneurship for more than four years at Georgetown University’s School of Business Administration.
Ric wrote, directed, and produced a full-length feature film – “Elliot Fauman, Ph.D.” – a romantic comedy released by the distribution arm of United Artists Theater Circuit and premiered at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a film reviewer for in-town newspapers in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Writers Guild & the Authors Guild.
Ric was an entrepreneur for most of his career. He served as founder and chairman of a private equity firm; head of corporate finance for a Wall Street investment bank; and founder and chairman of a real estate development company and a high-security data storage company.
Prior to running his own companies, Ric served as financial consultant to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and director of market research for a publicly-owned real estate development company. Previous to his graduate business school education, he worked as an engineer/scientist on the NASA space program. He is a graduate of M.I.T. and earned a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, Harvard Business School, and Mercy College.
Ric lives in Westchester County, New York, and NYC with Hunter, a golden retriever. He taught high school math in New York City. He’s currently in post-production for his next feature film as writer/producer/director, “Excuse Me For Living”, a romantic comedy that completed principal photography in May 2011.