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Ric Elias
CEO
Location: Fort Mill, SC

Red Ventures

“If there’s one thing that defines us, it’s the fact that we’re constantly changing and evolving. We don’t do things because ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it,’” says Ric Elias of the culture at Red Ventures. When Elias or his team realize that a process isn’t working or something isn’t quite right, the company is quick to change it, whether that means restructuring the business or just swapping desks. Red Ventures is also focused on investing in both its community and its employees. The company offers intensive professional development programs for employees at every stage in their careers, and offers the REDTalks series, which brings in influencers like musicians, coaches and entrepreneurs. One of the biggest drivers of culture at Red Ventures is its annual company trip. Since the trip’s inception, employees have visited placed like Aruba, Puerto Rico and Cancun.

“We believe we should take our work, but not ourselves, seriously. Fun is an important aspect of our work. We believe in an employee-first culture where growth, and the discomfort it produces, are why people stay longer than they planned.”