About FWD787

Red Ventures‘ CEO Ric Elias founded Forward787 (FWD787) in October 2018, in an effort to help redefine Puerto Rico as a hub for technology and business. The program aims to revitalize the Island’s economy by seeking out great talent and investing in their technical and leadership skills. As part of the Forward787 team, you’ll move to Charlotte, NC, and work at Red Ventures’ headquarters for approximately 12 months. Upon completing your time at Red Ventures, you’ll bring everything you learned back to Puerto Rico and work on a Forward787 business, backed by Red Ventures.

About Red Ventures

Red Ventures (RV) is a multibillion-dollar marketing and technology company co-founded by CEO Ric Elias, a native of Puerto Rico. Red Ventures has a portfolio of top companies and digital brands including The Points GuyBankrate.comHealthline and Creditcards.com. RV businesses span a wide variety of industries including home services, financial services, health services and education. Red Ventures leverages online marketplaces, proprietary technology, strategic partnerships, and passionate people to unleash transformative digital growth across its verticals. Headquartered in the Charlotte-metro area, RV has more than 3,000 employees in offices across the U.S., Brazil, and London.

Meet Ric Elias

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ric Elias attended Boston College and Harvard Business School before co-founding Red Ventures, a portfolio of fast-growing digital companies that employs more than 3,000 people globally. Elias is also a survivor of Flight 1549, known as the Miracle on the Hudson, which led to his widely viewed TED Talk “3 things I learned while my plane crashed.” His leadership style has earned him noteworthy recognition. In 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including RoadtoHire, Golden Door Scholars, LifeSports, and Forward787.


Check out some of the frequently asked questions and answers regarding FWD787.

Forward787 is looking for business and tech professionals at multiple levels (Associate, Mid-level, Senior, and Director). The roles being filled include:

  • Digital Analyst – Recent Graduate
  • Digital Analyst (SEO, Paid Search, Paid Social, Customer Experience Analyst, Display and Email Marketing)
  • Front-End Developer
  • Software Engineer – Recent Graduate
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Engineer

A successful FWD787 candidate is a strategic thinker, with an ownership mindset, who uses data to drive decisions.

That depends on the track you choose. You can see the required qualifications for specific roles right ​here.

  • You have a strong passion for helping to revitalize Puerto Rico’s economy.
  • You’re excited to move to Charlotte, NC for ~ 12 months to work at a multibillion-dollar tech company and then take your skills back to a great career in Puerto Rico.
  • You have an analytical mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You’re intellectually curious and motivated to take your development to the next level.
  • You’re results driven with a strong work ethic.
  • You have an interest in the business and tech disciplines. Knowledge in these fields is preferred but not required.
  • You have a strong academic track record (or equivalent experience and extracurricular activities).
  • You are a flexible team player.
  • You have proven leadership skills or strong leadership potential.
  • You are eager to work in a hands-on, fast-paced environment, and can pivot quickly.

Once your time at Red Ventures headquarters is done, you (and your cohort) will be assigned to one of several fast-growing Forward787 businesses in Puerto Rico to apply the skills you’ve learned at Red Ventures and start creating positive change on the Island.

Compensation is commensurate with each candidate’s experience, based on Charlotte, NC market rates. A generous benefits package is included.

You will live in the up-and-coming city of Charlotte, NC. Our team will help you get settled and find housing in the area, if needed.

Yes! Forward787 will provide relocation assistance for our employees.

It’s easy! Browse our open positions and fill out the application here.

Reach out to our Forward787 team by sending us an email at: info@forward787.com, or contact us directly via Facebook or Instagram.

The knowledge and passion you bring forward can create change for the better.
Join the movement today!