Ricardo Marques - Managing Partner
President of Sales, Marketing & Operations
Ricardo brings to Diesel Media, extensive asset portfolio development and management experience. He has managed advertising portfolios in 8 of the nation's top 10 DMA's.
Mr. Marques began his quest with Lamar Advertising at the age of 20 as a manager for the northern Utah Transit market. After leaving Lamar, he became a crucial part in the growth of Fuel Outdoor, a company that quickly became one of the nation's largest Outdoor Advertising companies. Ricardo was the fourth employee of Fuel Outdoor and was appointed the manager of the newly acquired San Francisco and Los Angeles markets. In less than two years, he more than doubled the size of Fuel's portfolio in his assigned markets.
After Leaving Fuel Outdoor at the end of 2008 Ricardo developed and managed his own assets in the West Coast. At the end of 2010 he sold his inventory to a Chicago outfit in order to start his new venture in hopes of creating an unique national outdoor advertising company.
Ricardo attended Rutgers University and was a member of the varsity soccer team. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife Donna, stepdaughter Sydney-Lynn and dog Scruffy.