Rick Braddock began his business career in 1965, spending a number of years in product management at General Foods. He joined Citicorp in 1973, was elected to the board of directors in 1985 and was elected president and chief operating officer of Citicorp and its principal subsidiary, Citibank, N.A. in January 1990, and served in that position until he left in late November, 1992.
Since then, his career has been primarily in serving in executive positions of fast-growth businesses, helping entrepreneurs scale their business model. In 1993, he became chief executive officer of Medco Containment services until its acquisition by Merck later in the year, the largest M&A transaction of the year. He served as chairman and CEO of Priceline from August of 1998 to April 2004, taking Priceline public in 1999. He served as chairman and CEO of Fresh Direct from March, 2008, until his departure from the company in early 2011. During these years, he worked with several other companies and also alongside several venture capital and private equity firms including Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, General Atlantic, and MidOcean Partners (chairman from April 2003 until December 2007).
In late 2013, Mr. Braddock became executive chairman of Joinem LLC. He is also chairman and CEO of Zaycon Fresh, chairman of Gravy and Yingo Yango (all private companies). He is a major investor in all four, along with several other early stage companies.
Mr. Braddock serves on the boards of The Aspen Institute*, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts*, Cristo Rey Network*, and several private companies. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations.
(*not for profit)