Rich has developed and managed transaction groups at major Wall Street firms including spending 17 yrs at Prudential Securities, managing and running multi-billion dollars transaction support for commercial real estate, structured products, equities and other capital market transactions. Rich co-founded ASCENT, developed relationships and infrastructure to manage financial assets in dislocated credit environment. Prior to joining ASCENT, Rich was a member of the teams that created both Countrywide Alternative Investments and CapitalFusion Partners, created to manage structured products and commercial real estate. In addition to his business development and operational experience, Rich has extensive experience in completing various investments, financings, acquisitions, mergers, capital structuring, succession planning, and turnaround management.
Rich has also advised numerous companies with respect to business strategy, operations, valuation and pricing, deal structuring, alternative financing, general financial advice and implementation. Rich is an accomplished senior financial executive with a comprehensive understanding of global financial markets, relationships and has developed frameworks for managing assets. Rich holds MBA in Finance from Long Island University, New York, also has FINRA series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65