Rethink

Rick Greene — Principal

Rick has developed solid judgment and developed unique commercial expertise that focuses on balance sheet and capital markets restructuring, including strategy and risk management expertise developed over close to three decades working at a variety of positions including both a large multi-national accounting firm and a major Canadian Bank. Like his colleagues at R.e.l., Rick combines his area of focus with practical operations expertise and hands on approach to deliver a unique, commercially driven experience.

Rick has considerable experience leading investment teams, guiding management of portfolio companies, developing and implementing strategies to turn around under-performing businesses and acting as lead on divestiture and sale mandates. He has advised secured and unsecured lenders, investors, boards of directors and other stakeholders in businesses experiencing financial and operational challenges, including strategic reviews, crisis management, development and implementation of restructuring plans.

Most recently, Rick had overall responsibility for managing the Bank’s exit from its private equity business, including internal and external reporting, reviewing and assessing adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, annual planning, regulatory compliance and negotiating complex agreements to effect the spin-out of the Bank’s portfolio businesses.

Rick holds both a law degree and an M.B.A., neither of which get in the way of his keen commercial judgment and practical solutions based approach to problems. Rick is an active volunteer in several charities and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, road bike riding and skiing.