Ricardo Flores-Clar

Applied Leadership / Quality and Lean

Ricardo Flores-Clar believes everyone can and should live a "life of purpose." What is that purpose? “To live an inspired life of love, faith, encouragement and service to others in order to enable them to also live a liberated life.”

It’s that purpose - and his philosophy of “leading from the inside out” that has netted every organization he’s worked for the successes they’ve achieved.

Ricardo is the Director of Business Strategy and Planning for USAA - a diversified financial services organization with over $155BN in assets, 32,000 employees, serving over 12 million members.

Previously a Vice President of Global Expansion for Xenex Disinfection Services LLC and Executive Vice President with Alliance Seating & Mobility and The SCOOTER Store, Ricardo has consistently served others by leading with clarity, compassion, accountability and encouragement. As a leader in the Sony Management team, Ricardo served by leading breakthrough initiatives to radically improve productivity and effectiveness.

Ricardo held numerous executive and leadership positions at Sony Semiconductor of America and The SCOOTER Store.  At the latter, as Executive Vice President, he led Alliance Seating & Mobility, The SCOOTER Store's Complex Rehabilitation Division, to profitability for the first time in that Division’s history and then to continued and higher levels of profitability and growth than that Division had ever experienced - or believed it could.  Prior to holding that position, he served in several key leadership positions at The SCOOTER Store - growing from Business Process Engineer to Vice President of Operation Analysis and Systems Support to Vice President of Sales Strategy and Process Improvement to Executive Vice President of Core Sales and Operations.

In addition, beginning in 2006 he took responsibility for organizing The SCOOTER Store team to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 5K Race for the Cure - as well as running in it himself. Ricardo has also taught GED preparation classes in Spanish to help hispanics without a High School diploma to have a better life.