Rick Bank
/    Partner, Private Equity Practice, Consumer Lead

For more than 20 years, Rick has been an executive search consultant specializing in the digital and technology industries.  He has led more than 500 client engagements at the board, CxO and executive level across commercial, operational and technical functions for private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.

Over the course of his career, Rick has been fortunate to partner with extraordinary founders, investors, boards and CEOs to help design organizations and build leadership teams that drive high growth and transformative scale, delivering impressive ROIC to stakeholders.

Representative clients include: 1stdibs (IPO 2021), Acorns (IPO 2021), Appnexus (acq. by AT&T 2018), BentoBox (acq. by Fiserv 2021), Borderfree (IPO 2014; acq. by Pitney Bowes 2015), (IPO 2019), CLEAR (IPO 2021), ELOQUII (acq. by Walmart 2018), Farfetch (IPO 2018), (acq. by Walmart 2016), Lemonade (IPO 2020), LPL Financial (IPO 2010), Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK; acq. by Apollo 2021), Plated (acq. by Albertsons 2017), Refinery29 (acq. by Vice Media 2019), Spring (acq. by ShopRunner 2018), TransFirst (acq. by TSYS 2016), TransUnion (IPO 2015), Vantiv (IPO 2012), Veritiv Corp. (NYSE: VRTV), VitaCoco (IPO 2021) and Yodle (acq. by 2016).

As Consumer Lead for the Private Equity practice at True, Rick ensures that True’s consumer focused sponsors, along with their portfolio assets, benefit from the unique data and analytics, industry trends and market insights and products and services designed specifically for True’s private equity clients.

Rick holds a 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.

Private equity industry focus across the Consumer landscape
Enjoys playing ice hockey and tennis, and continuing to learn the game of polo, all in the spirit of maintaining some level of fitness
Grateful for every moment spent with family and friends