Ricardo D. Torres

Mr. Torres joined the National Student Clearinghouse as its President and CEO in 2008. Under his leadership the Clearinghouse has continued to successfully extend its’ mission delivery of service to education, which today comprises nearly 3,700 higher education institutions and over 8,500 high schools, school districts, and 43 states executing over one billion electronic transactions annually, saving the education community over $700 million a year. The Clearinghouse is a leader in advocating privacy, transparency and responsible use of data to provide better understanding of student educational pathway performance to the benfit of  students, institutions and policymakers. 

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Mr. Torres spent his career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, spanning several industry sectors, including health care, financial services, and fast-moving consumer goods in leadership positions, including finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, and executive management. He has been employed by a number of well-known companies, such as PepsiCo, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Capital One.

Mr. Torres has been an active board member of the John Tyler Community College Foundation for the past 17 years and serves on the Boards of the National College Access Network (NCAN), and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy. He also sat on the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), where he is courrently on their Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. He was a founding member and sits on the Executive Committee of the Groningen Declaration Network Group, a multi-national group of leaders dedicated to developing a trusted international data exchange ecosystem. He was a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s 2013 Minority Business Leader Award. Mr. Torres holds an MBA in International Finance from Georgetown University and undergraduate degrees in both Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.