About Ira Riklis Tel Aviv Blog

Ira Riklis is the son of billionaire, Meshulam Riklis who was born in Turkey in 1923, while his parents were en route from Russia to

Ira Riklis at the Tel Aviv Foundation Dedication

Israel. Ira’s father grew up in Tel Aviv and has passed on his love of the country to his son Ira D Riklis.

Mr. Riklis is dedicated to sharing insights, news and information on all things Tel Aviv because of his deep passion and love of  his homeland. A little background on the Riklis last name:  Riklis is not a common name, in the United States, about one in ten million people have this as their surname and it ranks past the 600,000th most common surname. Riklis does appear more common in some countries, especially Israel, where there is a significant Jewish population bearing this surname. A few records for Riklis exist documenting emigration from other countries, however the majority of the immigrants bearing this surname have settled in Israel since the turn of the century.

With such strong roots to Tel Aviv, Ira D Riklis welcomes you as he shares information on Tel Aviv.

Background Information

Ira Riklis is the President of Sutherland Capital Mgmt. Inc. and CEO of Lydia Security Monitoring Inc. dba C.O.P.S. Monitoring. Aside from owning a successful ski shop chain, Ira Riklis is also an investor of different companies. He is a very educated man with degrees from the Wharton School of Business. He is involved in many charitable activities to help unfortunate people and give them opportunities to excel.

Ira Riklis is also an avid philanthropist and is a man who is not shy about giving. Riklis selflessly donates to charities around New York City. His donations are often made in such a way that, with the funds, the non-profit can help themselves succeed. With a sturdy plan and budget like his, Ira Riklis aims to help charities from their launch to the time when other benefactors will lend a helping hand. He has done this with The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Find out more about his charity interests here.

Professional Work

Ira attended the Wharton School of business for an undergraduate degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship from 1973 to 1976. He continued on to complete a post-graduate program at the Wharton School of Business in 1977 where he received an MBA in Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Riklis is also the President of Sutherland Capital Management, Inc. which is a private investment fund. Mr. Riklis is currently the President of the company. Ira Riklis is also an investor of different companies. You can also visit his LinkedIn profile (Ira Riklis) for more on his professional background, and feel free to visit his  Google + page where Ira shares many posts and interesting tidbits!