Rick Edwards is jointly responsible for the growth strategy while overseeing all retail client engagements and daily operations. Rick lends specific merchandising expertise, strategic planning and leadership to asset disposition deals. He is also responsible for the overall strategic vision and retail business development initiatives. Prior to becoming Co-President in 2013, Rick served as Senior Managing Director where he was responsible for the development of evaluation techniques and inventory assessment measurements. Rick has played a significant role in structuring transactions for many of the firm’s retail clients such as Casual Corner, Shopko and Liz Claiborne. Rick has a strong background in finance and valuations and is responsible for the development of client solutions to maximize inventory returns, while protecting brands, distribution channels and customer relationships. Rick is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and received his BA in finance from Westfield State College.