Rick Bank
/    Partner

For more than 18 years, Rick has been an executive search consultant specializing in the digital and technology industries and leading over 450 client engagements at the board, CxO, and executive level across commercial, operational, and technical functions.

Over the course of his career, Rick has been fortunate to partner with extraordinary founders, investors, and CEOs to help build leadership teams for venture capital and private equity portfolio companies, as well as public businesses undergoing digital transformation, including 1stdibs, Aereo, Appnexus (acq. by AT&T 2018), BaubleBar, Borderfree (IPO 2014; acq. by Pitney Bowes 2015), (IPO 2019), ELOQUII (acq. by Walmart 2018), Fabric, Farfetch (IPO 2018), GLG, ICR, (acq. by Walmart 2016), Lemonade, littleBits, LPL Financial (IPO 20ten ), MakeSpace (acq. by Iron Mountain 2019), Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK), Moda Operandi, Oden Technologies, Plated (acq. by Albertsons 2017), Poppin, Qapital, Refinery29 (acq. by Vice Media 2019), ScaleFactor, Shapeways, SimpleTire, Spring (acq. by ShopRunner 2018), Starry, TransFirst (acq. by TSYS 2016), TransUnion (IPO 2015), Vantiv (IPO 2012), YieldStreet, and Yodle (acq. by 2016).

Rick holds an Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University.  He and his family live in Westport, Connecticut.

Passionate about building leadership teams that succeed because of highly efficient and effective collaboration borne of strong cultural alignment
Proud father of twin daughters. One is a budding equestrian, the other is a ballerina who has performed with the New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker as a student at The School of American Ballet
Yale School of Drama graduate whose 15 minutes of fame included shooting his first episode of a CBS sitcom before it was cancelled the following week
A self-proclaimed Grandfather of snowboarding who first learned on golf courses in 1985 before mountains allowed riders