About Rick Caro
Rick Caro is a 35+ year veteran of the club industry and was the Founder, Past President and Director of IHRSA. He was the previous owner of an eight-club organization of multi-sport clubs in the Northeast United States, which he successfully sold in 1983. He was also the previous Chairman of Spectrum Clubs, Inc., a leading club ownership company that became the 10th largest club company in the United States after only six months - with over $60 million of revenue and two major club clusters in Texas and California. Over the last seven years, Caro has consulted to over 1,300 clubs. He is a well-known lecturer, is a frequent writer for various trade publications, and is the author of the book, Financial Management, which is targeted to the club industry.
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Rick Caro Comments on John McCarthy
November 2014 - "John McCarthy was hired as the Executive Director of IRSA, which was intentionally called 'International' because there were clubs in both the United States and Canada, but there was also a vision of going to many other countries down the road. John was asked to be an Executive Director of a startup association where we needed members, vendors and products and services to be successful. John was given virtually no resources to accomplish this. But, fortunately, he had the self-confidence and the belief that this could be a significant story and one in which he could be successful in accomplishing it. Read Article...
The Latest Cost-Saving Success For The Club Industry
December 2002 - Read Article...