Brian Ricklin

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, Inc.

Brian Ricklin

Brian Ricklin

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, Inc.

Biography

Brian Ricklin

Executive Director & CEO

Brian has been the full-time Executive Director and CEO of CAW since 2010, a role he stepped into after serving on its Board of Directors since 2007. He brings extensive experience in economic and strategic development, board management, and involvement in the arts, philanthropy and community service to bear on his leadership.

Prior to serving CAW full time, Brian spent over 25 years in real estate portfolio management, acquisitions & dispositions, asset management and capital markets. He is the founder of Real Estate Acumen, a principal real estate investor and a real estate investment manager and advisory firm. Mr. Ricklin was Senior Director and Global Head of Asset Management at Marathon Asset Management, an alternative investment advisory firm, directing the $4.5B in real estate and real estate operating company investments in the Marathon Real Estate Opportunity Fund portfolio.

Brian takes great pride in his corporate philanthropy and, with respect to his assets under management, the grass-root commitments and local community service of his various partners and operating properties. Since his formative childhood years, Brian has maintained three simple principles that brought him to CAW: empowerment through creativity, grass-roots community service and volunteerism, and leadership as a fiduciary.

During his teens, Brian developed a love of the arts and integrated all forms of interdisciplinary studies during his undergraduate career. Brian’s leadership of CAW is dedicated to best practices and the quality and expansion of all its social ventures and program-related investments. He has brought CAW recognized, tangible and innovative results in development, board management, strategic planning, and programming impact, including achieving top ratings for fundraising efficiency, revenue growth and program expense growth. Brian’s responsible for CAW’s recent capacity-building, including attracting new talented program and development staff.

Overview
Career Highlights

Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, Inc.
Real Estate Acumen

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102

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1

Interests

Philanthropy, Art

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Former Senior Vice President at Boston Properties, Inc.

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Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Commercial Tenant Services, Inc.

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Managing Director & Head of Short Term Underwriting & Trading at Piper Jaffray Cos.

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Senior Media Sales Executive at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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Founder at Myles Share & Associates

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Manager of Cloud Infrastructure at Network Doctor, Inc.

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Chief Experience Officer at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square

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Senior Vice President & Head of Global & Tablet PMO at Citigroup, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Lippincott

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Brian Ricklin
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, Inc.
Career History
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
2010 - Current

Creative Art Works mission is to improve the lives of under-resourced New York City youth through the arts. They serve 5,000 young people each year, through in-school and out-of-school-time classes, community art-making events, and youth employment creating large-scale public art. Their programs teach valuable technical and developmental skills while creating profound connections between our young constituents, their art, and their communities. Students are never charged for participation in their programs.

Founder
Tenure Unconfirmed
Senior Director & Global Head of Asset Management
Prior

Marathon Asset Management generally focuses on distressed and situational investing in the global credit and fixed income markets. Credit selection is based on the firm's bottom-up fundamental research, capital structure and situational expertise. Marathon seeks to identify and take advantage of opportunistic and situational investments in corporate credit including high yield, leveraged loans and non-investment grade credit, structured credit and global debt opportunities, including emerging markets debt. For certain clients, the firm seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by focusing on the origination of high-yielding real estate loans and the acquisition of distressed real estate debt. This debt is typically secured by middle market and/or transitional properties in need of capital in the US. For certain other clients, Marathon seeks to identify and take advantage of opportunistic and situational investments in the debt or other obligations of European corporations, financial institutions and European sovereign nations.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

Creative Art Works mission is to improve the lives of under-resourced New York City youth through the arts. They serve 5,000 young people each year, through in-school and out-of-school-time classes, community art-making events, and youth employment creating large-scale public art. Their programs teach valuable technical and developmental skills while creating profound connections between our young constituents, their art, and their communities. Students are never charged for participation in their programs.

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