Rich is a Managing Director at Tyton Partners. Rich has over 25 years of strategic, financial management, operational and investment execution experience with established and emerging business models across the knowledge management, education, human capital and a variety of other service industries.
Prior to joining Tyton Partners, Rich spent over six years as an executive with Apollo Education Group where he served as President of Apollo Education Ventures and Head of U.S. Corporate Development. At Apollo, Rich was responsible for evaluating growth opportunities that complemented and diversified Apollo’s existing operating entities as well as identifying new business models that could leverage the company’s substantial resources and global reach. Rich lead the Company’s investment in, and served as a board member to, The Iron Yard (one of the leading players in the rapidly growing IT bootcamp space).
Prior to Apollo, Rich ran the investment banking practice at SRR, LLC, a 350 person middle market advisory firm and was a founder and General Partner at BlueStar Ventures, a venture firm that invested in emerging technology and business services companies. Earlier in his career Rich was a Managing Director in the investment banking group at ABN AMRO focused on the education and business services sectors. Over the course of his career, Rich has advised on transactions with over $4 billion of aggregate transaction value.
Rich has a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.