Graduate of the Swiss school of business in Neuchatel Switzerland, Rick De La Croix has over 20 years of experience in managing international luxury brands at the entrepreneur and corporate levels.
Mr. De La Croix set up and managed Latin American distributions for the jewelry and watch divisions of the Versace and Gucci groups. For the Hublot watch brand–known for arresting beauty and sophistication–he served as a founding distributor partner, working closely with the brand’s owner and CEO, Jean Claude Biver and Ricardo Guadalupe respectively.
For Hublot, Pieric of “Rick” established a number of sports marketing projects, notably Miami Heat, Dwayne Wade, Diego Maradona, the World Boxing Council, and the Mexican football federations.
Rick has supported a number of important charities, like the Teenage charity trust and the WBC boxing charity funds.
Today, Rick is the CEO of Ares Distributors, Inc. They have Headquartered in the heart of Coconut Grove, Ares Distributors operates in the USA, Latin America, and the Caribbean through a network of dedicated sales, marketing, and customer service professionals. For ten years, the team has helped to build the presence of luxury brands through quality sales and after sales service, groundbreaking and innovative marketing, and retailer support. Ares Distributors continues to expand as the luxury timepieces represented by Ares reach unprecedented levels of demand in Latin America, USA, and the Caribbean.
Ares Distributors operates with luxury timepieces; Hublot, Zenith, Romain Jerome, Graham, and TW Steel.
Presently living between Miami and Geneva, Rick is married to Martha, and they have two children, Rick Joel and Paola.