Rich McMenamin joined VCapital in January 2019 as Vice President of Business Development. Rich’s primary responsibilities are to further broaden the investor base of high net worth individuals seeking access to top grade venture capital investment opportunities.
Drawing on his extensive industry experience in multiple sectors (financial services, electronics manufacturing, graphic arts, industrial distribution, landscape construction), Rich has a unique entrepreneurial background of starting, operating, and selling businesses; at the same time he has served in an advisory capacity in the professional services industry, working with a wide range of technology companies from start-ups to established middle market companies and publicly traded entities. For 5 years at BDO and 8 years at CLA- both top 10 public accounting firms- Rich concentrated his activities in the private equity marketplace, becoming National Director of Business Development and helping lead the growth of CLA’s Transaction Services team.
Rich studied History at the University of Illinois (BA) and Finance at Loyola University Quinlan School of Business (MBA). Formerly President of the US-India Chamber of Commerce (Midwest), he is an active Ambassador for Concern Worldwide USA, a longtime member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart in Chicago. Rich and his wife Patty are the proud parents of 7 grown children and reside in Chicago.
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