Rick oversees operations, business development, client relations and the resolution of post-closing issues.

Rick has over three decades of advisory experience in venture and PE-backed M&A. He co-founded and was Managing Director of Miramar Venture Partners, a traditional venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage companies for over ten years. While at Miramar, Rick led successful investments in and served on Boards of Directors of portfolio companies acquired in M&A transactions he helped structure, negotiate and execute.

Prior to founding Miramar, Rick was a senior corporate partner with the national law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. During his 20-year career at Brobeck, Rick worked on hundreds of M&A transactions involving both public and private companies, where he represented not only buyers and sellers, but the interests of their investors as well. At Brobeck, Rick took the lead in structuring, negotiating and overseeing the execution of a wide range of sell-side acquisitions, working closely with both senior management and investors to achieve their objectives. In addition to his practice, Rick managed several of Brobeck’s regional offices and chaired Brobeck’s corporate law group nationwide.

Rick received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.