Ricardo McRae

Ricardo McRae is a trailblazer, known for his commitment to business, creativity and community. He is the Founder of Black In Canada and in 2012 he merged his design business to become the Co-Founder and Chief Artistic Officer of Wedge15.

He has been featured on CTV’s The Social, The Huffington Post, CFRB News Talk Radio, CHML AM900, Women of Influence, Chatelaine Magazine & Rogers TV “Start Something BIG”. He is also a frequent commentator on radio and on New York-based media outlet HuffPost LIVE, and was featured in the best selling book “The In-Credibility Factor” by Teresa Kruze.

Raised in Trinidad and Tobago, educated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Windsor and OCAD, and a proud business owner for the past 10 years, Ricardo is a cheerleader for excellence. A certified Project Manager (PMP) and Sales Professional (CPSA), he has been behind the launch of some of the biggest brands in Canada in his twenty year career; from Molson Canadian to Clean Technology company, Clean15. Other clients of his include York University; the Consulate General of Germany; Jean Paul Comedy; Idea Nation; Urban Arts; Olive Branch of Hope; the Canadian Bible Society; and Rogers Group of Funds.

Ricardo has won numerous art and web-design awards from Adobe and RapidWeaver as examples of excellent design and is the 2014 recipient of the Man of Honour Award from the Black Business and Professionals Association.

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Speaking Topics

Process Design
Business Strategies
Social Media
Branding
Entrepreneurship
Diversity

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Awards

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
BCA 2015


MEN OF HONOUR
BBPA 2014

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What people Say

Ricardo is an approachable speaker who is both knowledgeable and down-to-earth…he provided motivation, energy and the impetus for action.Ashley Butts, Corporate Counsel at Economical Insurance
Ricardo worked with my company on our re-branding project and his insight and advise was critical to its massive success. He was able to take all of our thoughts and values and translate them into our brand.Dwayne Matthews, Managing Director of Clean15 Challenge