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Ricardo McRae - WFG. Mississauga, ON, CA

Ricardo McRae Ricardo McRae

Financial Broker • Podcast Host • TEDx Speaker | WFG

Mississauga, ON, CANADA

Helping families become financially independent & debt free. •





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Design - A Strategic Advantage by: Ricardo McRae




Ricardo McRae is committed to creativity and commerce working together. Today, he’s helping families become financially independent & debt free, as a licensed Financial Broker.
Before his foray into financial services, Ricardo was the award-winning entrepreneur behind the boutique consultancy, Wedge15. He appears frequently in the media and is well known for both his TEDx talk and as the Founder of His website is Canada’s leading source on Black Excellence reaching over 1M people in 100 countries, with 30K+ fans and followers.
Ricardo also brings creativity to life as the Host of The Framing Podcast on iTunes. It all started while studying Fine Arts and Business at the University of Windsor and OCAD.

Industry Expertise (3)

Financial Services

Social Media

Media - Online

Areas of Expertise (5)


Design Thinking

Social Media



Accomplishments (2)

Man of Honour Award 2014 (personal)


The Black Business Professional Association awards 11 men every 2 years for the outstanding contributation to the Black community nationally.

Entrepreneur Of The Year (professional)


Received the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Education (4)

University of Windsor: Honours BFA, Visual Art 1996

PMI: PMP, Project Management 2004

Canadian Professional Sales Association: CSP, Sales 2006

Olivers Learning + WFG: HLLQP, Finance 2017

Languages (1)

  • English

Testimonials (3)

Heather Kere Quelleng, Equity Advocate & Educator | Ryerson University

Ricardo was an invaluable panelist that I specifically targeted for a session on startups and entrepreneurs. In working with Ricardo, I was further exposed to his in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship, diverse experiences and high-level professionalism. Most of the feedback from the event highlighted insights that Ricardo spoke about, demonstrating his ability to speak and appeal to diverse audiences. It was an absolute pleasure working with Ricardo and I look forward to having him back on the Ryerson University campus.

Sep Pashang PhDc, CSM, Agile Project Manager | Speaker Coach | TEDx UW

As an executive at TEDxUW, my role was to search for exceptional speakers in Canada who could share wisdom, challenge conventional ideas, and create dialogue related to our conference theme: collaboration. Ricardo and Gloria were the first duo I thought of and approached as I've always been drawn to their ideas that promote innovation in strategy, branding, and community projects. Working with them on their TED Talk was a real treat as they were ambitious to push the envelope and cross multiple boundaries. They are true collaborators when considering business, love, and friendships. So for me, it was a no brainer to invite them to speak at TEDxUW.

Andi Argast, Policy Advisor, Office of the Minister at Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science | Framework Foundation

Ricardo gave an insightful and entertaining talk about momentum building and social change at at our Take Back Your Tech event. His presentation was both practical - full of useful advice for the audience of nonprofit organizations - and inspiring as he shared a story about how much one can do with few resources and a lot of motivation. Ricardo was also approachable and engaging throughout the Q&A with the audience and I’d happily recommend him for any speaking engagement.

Media Appearances (3)

Work & Love on CTV’s The Social

CTV The Social  tv


Married entrepreneurs Gloria and Ricardo McRae provide tips to successfully doing what you love with the one you love on CTV's The Social. Read their 5 Tips for Mixing Work & Love: Watch the full episode from February 4th, 2014:

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Quit Your Job, Pursue Your Passion

HuffPost LIVE  online


HuffPost’s Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of their ongoing series they explore how you can leave your mundane job and pursue what you’re really passionate about. And who better to speak to this topic than our very own Ricardo McRae? He left his job behind over 10 years ago, in pursuit of his definition of success: living a life of creativity and getting paid for it.

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Sex, Advertising & Social Media

AM900 CHML  radio


Are these Ads too racy for an exhibit about sex at Vancouver Science World? They were pulled from outdoor bus shelters after some people and mostly media complained about them being inappropriate. Was this a good campaign or a publicity stunt?

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