As an Investment Manager at Northstar, Rick is involved in making and managing investments into early stage and digital businesses. He also works with a portfolio of existing investee companies.
Rick joined our team from Entrust, where he was personally responsible for the day-to-day management of a loan portfolio in excess of £12m. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from Newcastle University and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Rick regularly mentors aspiring entrepreneurs, through his involvement in programmes such as Ignite and SparkTank (part of Northumbria University's Msc in Entrepreneurship). He was also seconded to the Sirius Programme in 2015, to help deliver the North East programme. Sirius is run by UK Trade and Investment to help international graduates with high growth business ideas set up in the UK. Rick was responsible for mentoring the teams whilst challenging them on their strategy and delivering weekly workshops on various start-up topics.
Rick is interested in the future of the workforce and the impact of machine learning on workplace developments.