President of Management Vision Inc., New York

Rick Caro began his long career in the health club industry as owner of eight multi-sport clubs in the Northeast, which he sold in 1983. He was founder, past president and director of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. He is author of the book, "Financial Management," targeted for the club industry.

Caro's current company, Management Vision Inc., is a fitness club consulting firm. He provides management expertise to clubs, real estate developers, hospitals, hotels, resorts, appraisers and to the courts as an expert witness. He provides feasibility studies, business plans, loan proposals, valuation of the worth of clubs, assistance in the buying and selling of clubs, operational analyses of existing clubs and financial acumen. Caro also founded Club Market Vision Inc., a sister company, to provide strategic and marketing consulting, industry and club member research assistance.

Caro received an MBA degree with distinction from New York University and served as its assistant dean and faculty member at the age of 23.

In 2006, Caro received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Club Industry magazine.