At 23, Ryan Brucato literally awoke from a dream with a concept to launch RB Milestone Group, the US-based strategic communications firm that specializes in assisting companies from all over the world with independent corporate access, market intelligence and digital marketing. From this dream, Ryan Brucato became passionate and even obsessive about supporting growth-stage clients as they established healthy roots and moved toward success and profitability.
RB Milestone Group was officially founded in 2009 and maintains offices in Stamford and New York City. Brucato, now a member of the advisory board at RBMG, and his team have successfully applied their unconventional expertise and real-world entrepreneurial knowledge to successfully serve hundreds of clients around the world for the last 11 years.
Brucato’s Guiding Professional Principles
From the time RB Milestone Group opened its doors, Ryan Brucato has led his team to great achievement based on two simple, yet incredibly important principles.
The first of these principles is based on the idea of under-promising and over-delivering when serving every client. This approach involves establishing reasonable client expectations upfront which is followed by high-quality deliverables far beyond the status quo.
Some of RB Milestone Group’s testimonials include:
“ RB Milestone Group provided an outstanding opportunity to talk with a diverse set of investors. Well organized. High level. ”David S. Reed, Senior Energy Advisor, Exxon Mobil
“ I would like to thank RB Milestone Group for the invitation to participate as keynote speaker at their inaugural investment conference. I was impressed with the attendance and the caliber of the investors.Larry Kudlow, Director of the US National Economic Council
RB Milestone Group touts a very impressive list of satisfied clientele and strategic relationships that include major national and international corporate players such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Standard & Poor’s and American Petroleum Institute to name a few.
The second principle that Ryan Brucato applies to RB Milestone Group is based on maintaining low overhead. Using this approach from day one, Brucato was able to move RB Milestone Group into the black in only four months’ time. Since achieving this, Brucato continued to keep eyes on RBMG’s day-to-day costs which contributed to YoY increases in profitability for over a decade. In fact, he would regularly take time to identify ways to reduce or eliminate spending in various areas of operation without impacting the quality of service that his team provides.
EMBR Capital LLC
Making Financial and Social Breakthroughs
EMBR Capital is a single-member family fund that Ryan Brucato launched in 2012. Brucato, the single-member of EMBR, manages this operation from his office in Greenwich, Connecticut. EMBR generates profits through the appreciation of asset value over a long period of time. While Brucato remains an integral part of the big-picture functions at RB Milestone Group through his current role on its advisory board, managing EMBR consumes the majority of Brucato’s professional time.
Since 2017, Ryan Brucato through EMBR Capital has performed more than 80 growth-stage investments into more than 50 companies that span 6 of the 7 continents across the world. EMBR focuses its investments on sectors including cannabis, telecommunications, technology, renewable energy, healthcare, and diversified natural resources.
Brucato sees the possibility for significant growth in the cannabis industry as valuations across the sector have recently been decimated. He believes the sector (especially CBD) should regain traction as soon as the FDA establishes precise guidelines alongside federal endorsement. Artificial intelligence and machine learning gain EMBR’s investment attention more and more each day as well. These growing industries are almost certain to play a part in EMBR’s future growth.
Ryan Brucato’s focus at EMBR has notably included funding socially and environmentally impactful businesses worldwide as well. He appreciates the important role that these ventures play. As such, he is dedicated to supporting these types of impactful projects and small businesses from around the world.
Personal Principles That Feed Entrepreneurial Success
By all accounts, Ryan Brucato is a driven, hardworking entrepreneur. He brought his dream of RB Milestone Group to life through dedication and without allowing the possibility of failure to enter his mind. While growing RB Milestone Group, he simultaneously expanded his efforts to launch EMBR Capital. Brucato also plays loving husband and father to his wife and two young boys. You might think he somehow brokered a deal to obtain more hours each day than the rest of us, but he assures that he is operating within the same 24 that we all do.
Ryan Brucato is also adamant about earmarking time for family, personal health and well-being. In the morning, before he steps foot in the office, he takes CrossFit classes at a gym that is conveniently located across the street from his office. He sets realistic professional goals for each day, and he does not leave the office until all of his objectives have been met. However, he also believes that it is important to take small breaks throughout his workday for meals and to refresh mentally. In the evening, he always sets aside ample time to spend with his wife and children. In fact, this dedicated family time is his favorite part of the day. When time permits, you may find him pursuing his personal interests like skiing and participating in triathlons.