Michael G. Ricciardi is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Mercury Capital Advisors. Over the course of his thirty eight year career, he was Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Funds Group at Merrill Lynch where he received the firm’s Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Award. Mr. Ricciardi was formerly Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Distribution at PaineWebber and a member of the Operating Committee of the firm. Prior to this, Mr. Ricciardi was a Managing Director of Citicorp Securities and Head of Distribution for all Fixed Income and Equity products worldwide. He was also Head of Domestic Fixed Income, sat on the Board of Directors of Citicorp Securities, and was a member of its Executive Committee. In 1982, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was elected Class Marshal to lead commencement exercises. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University in 1978 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Economics. Mr. Ricciardi was elected to Georgetown’s Board of Regents, was a Rhodes Scholarship State Finalist and Captain of the Varsity Crew Team. He was also awarded The Robert A. Duffey Prize as the University’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete and was invited to training camp to represent the United States in the World Rowing Championships. Mr. Ricciardi is a Black Belt in Isshinryu karate, and competed in the finals of the World Team Fighting Championships. (I got my ass kicked.) Mr. Ricciardi was also honored as a recipient of the 2018 Jefferson Awards, the  nation’s oldest and most prestigious recognition program for volunteer/ public service, the official recognition program of the United States Senate.  He is also an Eagle Scout, was Valedictorian of his high school class, is an honorary member of the N.J. Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, and was a finalist in The New Yorker magazine cartoon captioning contest. He is also a former member of the Chairman’s Advisory Board of SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity).  Mr. Ricciardi is a Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 registered person with Mercury Capital Advisors, LLC, which is a member of FINRA and a securities broker-dealer in the United States.


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