Richard Rudy’s legal, financial, and corporate management experience uniquely positions him for all aspects of credit analysis and management. He spent several years at EF Hutton and Drexel, Burham & Lambert, advising high net worth clients with regard to alternatives to traditional equity and credit investments, including energy and real estate-related investments. In addition, his years as a practicing attorney provide the foundation for evaluating the myriad of legal issues that arise in most private investment and credit structures. Mr. Rudy spent several years in a variety of corporate financial/managerial capacities and was jointly responsible, along with Jack Doueck (see below), for founding and running a $1.3 billion investment advisor whose primary focus was credit and asset based lending. Over the last six years he has spearheaded several energy-related transactions and has, together with Mr. Doueck, through Advanced Energy Capital and other vehicles, financed over $400mm in energy-related sales transactions. He has co-managed many investment funds and vehicles and has been featured at several alternative investment conferences around the world. He has served on the Board of Directors of several privately held companies and charitable institutions. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Accounting and Investments from Brooklyn College and a Juris Doctor Degree from New York University Vanderbilt School of Law.