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October 25 - 26, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Richard Fitzgerald
Co-Founder & Managing Partner at CapitalSpring


Richard is a Co-Founder/Managing Partner of CapitalSpring and a member of the Investment Committee. He has significant experience in the private equity and debt investment business, including an exclusive focus on investing in the franchised and branded restaurant sector since founding CapitalSpring in 2005. Previously, he worked in private equity managing the acquisition and oversight of private businesses across a wide range of industries for Ardshiel and GE Asset Management. Richard began his career in the investment banking division of CIBC Oppenheimer & Co. He currently serves as Chairman of the Leadership Counsel for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Member of the Endowment Investment Committee for Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, and on the Board of Friends of Warner Parks in Nashville. Richard holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BA from Trinity College.

Agenda Sessions

  • Specialty and niche strategies - the new mainstream?