First Hill Partners is a regionally focused, middle market investment bank dedicated to providing high-end, high-touch, investment banking services to entrepreneurial companies and investors. We pride ourselves on offering our clients access to our deep rolodex of relationships, in-depth industry knowledge and financial expertise. First Hill provides capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, and advisory board services. First Hill's principals and advisors have deep transaction expertise, having completed over 150 transactions in key industries including: Software, Internet & Communications, Technology Enabled Business & Healthcare Services and Clean Technology.
As a co-founder and Managing Partner of the firm I responsible for new business development as well as the successful execution of our client's transactions. Additionally I manage all aspects of the firms internal operations.
I have more than 13 years of investment banking experience spanning both boutique and middle market firms. I have participated in over 75 transactions including Equity & Debt Capital Raises, Mergers & Acquisitions, PIPEs and Restructurings. Prior to Co-Founding First Hill Partners I was a Director at Thomas Weisel Partners where I lead the firms efforts in the origination, structuring and execution of private placements across all industry sectors. While at Thomas Weisel Partners I served on the Private Placement commitment committee and completed numerous transactions in the Technology, Internet & New Media, Healthcare and Cleantech sectors. Before joining Thomas Weisel Partners, I was with Cascadia Capital where I was a member of the Management Committee and served as the lead private placement banker across all sectors. Prior to Cascadia, I was an investment banker with Piper Jaffray. I began my career in finance and corporate development with The Cobalt Group in Seattle.
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardwood
I graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. I had a double major in Finance and Accounting.
When and where do you hold meetings with your students?
My schedule is flexible and I am happy to meet with students in the morning or evenings. As I live near campus I can meet students on campus or nearby.