BiographyRicardo Nuñez is senior vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary for HD Supplysm. Ricardo joined the company as vice president of Legal Operations in 2005. He handles all legal affairs for the company and has developed significant expertise in the areas of compliance, complex commercial and supply chain transactions, international operations and real estate/land use law. Ricardo has responsibilities for the business operations of Asset Protection and Corporate Security, Real Estate, and Environmental Health and Safety. In addition, he manages the Board of Directors and Sub - Committee meetings. He has also led numerous lobbying efforts for the company that have yielded significant results.
Previously, Ricardo held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric (GE) Energy, which included lead legal counsel responsible for global manufacturing and sourcing, global compliance, and sales of products and services. Prior to GE Energy, Ricardo served as counsel at Esso Inter-America Inc, the Latin American affiliate of Exxon Corporation, responsible for downstream operations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He also spent four years at Steel, Hector & Davis, a leading Florida law firm, where he practiced real estate/land use law.
Ricardo received a bachelorís degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business in 1986 and his juris doctorate from Columbia Law School in 1989. He serves on The Westminster Schools board where is he Chairman of the Audit Committee. In addition, he serves on the board of Junior Achievement of Georgia, and on the Board of Advisors of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Ricardo previously served on the Board of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce where he was vice-chair of its Economic Development Committee. Ricardo has been active in various civic and charitable organizations including the Latin American Association, and National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
HD Supply (www.hdsupply.com) is a leading wholesale distribution company, providing a broad range of products and services to professional customers in the infrastructure & energy, maintenance, repair & improvement and specialty construction markets. With a diverse portfolio of market-leading businesses, HD Supply is one of the largest diversified wholesale distributors in North America, with nearly 900 locations.