Ricardo Cardenas oversees all operations and expansion in Mexico, Central America and South America, as well as the numerous nations and territories in the Caribbean where RE/MAX operates. Under his tenure, the region has grown from 500 to 3,000 agents.
Ricardo joined the network as Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Golden Real Estate in El Salvador. In 1998, he placed third worldwide in RE/MAX in number of units sold. He also played a significant role in the translation of RE/MAX franchisee training manuals from English to Spanish.
In 2000, Ricardo joined RE/MAX World Headquarters as a Management Consultant, and was soon promoted to Senior Management Consultant, working in the Caribbean Basin and Mexico regions. He was named Regional Director of RE/MAX Mexico in 2001, and in 2003 was made Vice President of that region, along with RE/MAX Caribbean Islands and Central America. In 2007, he was named Vice President, Latin America & the Caribbean.
Ricardo was born and raised in El Salvador. He holds an MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and was a Fulbright Scholar. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central American University in El Salvador.
Ricardo has two children and lives in the Denver suburbs with his wife. He enjoys golf, photography and walking his dogs.