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Ricardo Casas of SCORE: “You have to take some risk”

Published September 22, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I had a long career in the corporate world and spent more than three decades working for ExxonMobil, including as President of Esso Standard Oil Company (Puerto Rico), leading Global Market Planning in Europe, Africa, South America and other parts of the world. Today, I’m am an Assistant District Director for SCORE, the nation’s leading organization supporting small businesses.

Before becoming a SCORE mentor, I had lived in Miami for more than 25 years yet felt I didn’t know the local business community, but I felt there could be opportunities to help entrepreneurs in my community especially immigrant entrepreneurs. I realized I could not only use the skills I honed throughout my career but could also use my knowledge and understanding of the cultures some immigrant business owners were coming from to help them bridge into the business community.

I read about SCORE in The Miami Herald and it piqued my interest. I also had an acquaintance who was with SCORE — so after I retired, I talked to my friend and he got me involved.

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