Ricardo Pellafone

Founder and CEO

In-House Compliance Lawyer and Outside Counsel in the U.S. and Overseas

As Broadcat’s Founder and CEO, Ricardo is responsible for setting and obsessively refining Broadcat’s core methodology, approach, and vision of practical, useful compliance.

Ricardo has been quoted by former DOJ compliance expert Hui Chen in Bloomberg and mentioned or cited in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Compliance Today, Compliance Week, Compliance and Ethics Professional, Life Science Compliance Update, and more. He’s also a frequent speaker on compliance design (from Anchorage to Frankfurt!) and was a 2019 Business Fellow in Praxis Labs, faith-based startup accelerator.

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Fun fact

Ricardo has a strong interest in things that are grotesquely horrible and painfully cute, sometimes at the same time … you know, kawaii.

How'd he get here?

  • JD, University of Michigan
  • Outside Counsel at Weil Gotshal (Associate litigator specializing in board investigations, Texas)
  • Compliance Counsel at Mubadala (Sovereign Wealth, United Arab Emirates)
  • Director, Global Investigations at Western Digital (Fortune 500 Tech, California)
  • then he founded Broadcat!

Street Cred

  • Author of Measuring Corporate Compliance chapter in forthcoming academic volume on compliance measurement
  • Panelist at first two ComplianceNet multi-disciplinary academic conferences
  • Writings cited in Temple Law Review and Georgia Law Review

Ricardo is only one part of our incredibly talented team!

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