Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natural Capital Investment Fund
Rick is Senior Vice President & Director of Strategic Initiatives for Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), TCF’s green business lending arm. Rick has worked with NCIF since 2007, when he opened the NC operations of NCIF.
Rick manages NCIF’s strategic initiatives and impact measurement efforts, assists NCIF’s President with fundraising and outreach, and originates loans in the Southeast. He has led investments in enterprises in the following sectors: agriculture and local foods; logging; recycling; limited resource farmers; and eco-tourism.
Rick has over 25 years of experience in community development and business finance, focused on supporting rural entrepreneurs, green businesses, and social ventures. He has worked with a mission-driven venture capital fund; run a nationwide entrepreneurship education program for rural youth and adults; and worked in manufacturing. He earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.
He teaches Impact Investing and social venture finance at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, and he is a 2014 – 2016 William C. Friday Fellow.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 919-951-0113.
Firefly Farms Creamery & Market
It all started with a neighbor’s goats and the question: “Can we milk ‘em to make cheese?” With that,...
Young Loggers Buck the Trend, Grow Business
Entrepreneurs Will and Wes Coleman are doubling harvesting capacity in an industry seeing fewer young workers. Logging crews are...
With NCIF, Curtis Branch Grows His Farm
Curtis Branch grows wheat, soybeans and corn on his Murfreesboro, North Carolina farm, a 240-acre property that has been in...
Misty Mountain Threadworks
Misty Mountain Threadworks was founded on the belief that it could make the finest climbing harnesses in the world, and...
Green Grease for North Carolina
Cooking oil and grease trap waste poured down sinks and drains creates a health and environment hazard for the...