Ms. Dee Dee Ricks
Founder & CEO Munificent Asset Management, LLC.
Ms. Ricks launched Munificent Asset Management in 2016 to leverage over two decades of expertise building businesses and strategically assessing alternative investment managers. As a serial entrepreneur, recognized breast cancer survivor/advocate, and hockey mom, Ms. Ricks realized the need for more diversity, transparency and impact investing within the alternatives industry which Munificent was created to address.
Since her diagnosis with breast cancer and the debut of her HBO documentary, The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, she has given over 100 keynote addresses to Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations in the US and abroad. Ms. Ricks is a sought after inspirational speaker on access to quality healthcare, patient navigation, and entrepreneurship. She understands the social injustices underserved individuals face in healthcare treatment as well as in their day-to-day activities. These experiences led to her founding The Ricks Oberoi Foundation, a 501c3 that specializes in funding healthcare equality through patient navigation of underserved breast cancer victims as well as sponsoring The NYC Roots Student Athlete Development Program. The NYC Roots Program is a predominantly diverse youth hockey team aimed at providing minorities the opportunity to participate and excel as student-athletes in this affluently exclusive sport. In addition to her pioneering work within the alternatives industry, Ms. Ricks is chairman of the board of the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute (PNI), which supports patient navigation training and aims to provide information about chronic disease prevention and eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis, prevention and care. Ms. Ricks is also the national spokesperson for Rezilient Direct, the leading provider of supplemental health insurance.