Club Insider

About Rick Caro

Rick CaroRick 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.

Phone: N/A
Email: N/A

Previous Articles

Showing 1 - 25 of 25 Articles

About Our Authors

35 Cost Saving Techniques to Increase the Club's Bottom Line
September 1998 - Read Article...

35 Cost Saving Techniques To Increase Your Club's Bottom Line
August 1999 - Read Article...

A Club's Site Selection
The Pivotal Step

December 1995 - Read Article...

A Club's Site Selection
A Pivotal Step

January 1994 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part I

August 1995 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part II

September 1995 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part III

October 1995 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part IV

November 1995 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part I

June 1994 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part II

July 1994 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part III

August 1994 - Read Article...

Attacking Hidden Expenses
Part IV

October 1994 - Read Article...

Caro's 1994 Industry Predictions
April 1994 - Read Article...

Caro's Cost Cutters
April 1994 - Read Article...

Caro's Cost-Cutters
March 1994 - Read Article...

Examining the Mandated Costs
Part I

November 1997 - Read Article...

Examining the Mandated Costs
Part II

December 1997 - Read Article...

Financial State of the Club Industry
March 2003 - Read Article...

How to Avoid Employee Payroll Problems
January 1994 - Read Article...

IHRSA Honors Norm Cates
April 2001 - Read Article...

Reducing the Club's Real Estate Taxes
Part I

February 1995 - Read Article...

Reducing the Club's Real Estate Taxes
Part II

March 1995 - Read Article...

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...

The Myths of Fixed Costs
December 1993 - Read Article...

About Our Authors