Rick has a long-standing expertise in corporate ﬁnance and in directing the origination and execution of strategic debt and equity opportunities in both developed and emerging markets. He also has a long record in structuring complex financial solutions by utilising an array of ﬁnance products such as equity, mezzanine debt, structured debt, leveraged ﬁnance as well as other debt and equity products. He has strong knowledge of the institutional investor base in both developed and emerging markets and a close working relationship with hundreds of funds and family offices.
Rick has served as the Area Director of Cisco Capital for the Middle East and Africa, which is a fully licensed entity at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Prior to Cisco, Rick has worked in senior positions at several multinational companies including GE Capital, HP Financials Services and JP Morgan Chase. He has a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science and Finance from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from Oxford University.