It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Worldwide Thibodaux

In  the 1600’s, Galileo discovered that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Until  then, we thought everything revolved around us.

There are still people who believe the universe revolves around New Orleans. It’s Caitlin Cain’s job to convince anyone who does not believe it, that it’s true.

Caitlin Cain

Caitlin Cain

Caitlin is the CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans.

(Just as an aside – there is proof that we are the center of the universe. The New Orleans World Trade center was the first World Trade Center in the world.)

Jason DeRouen

Pride of Thibodaux, Internet superstar Cajun Ninja, Jason DeRouen

Jason DeRouen has a whole universe that revolves around him. Online. One day Jason was just a regular guy with a cell phone in Thibodaux. Today, Jason is The Cajun Ninja – an online star with millions of viewers who watch his home cooking videos.

Caitlin and Jason are both bringing New Orleans to the world. And bringing the world to New Orleans. And Thibodaux. Catch up with Caitlin today in her new role as VP at lender bank LISC.

Realtor Tracey Moore