Rick Pederson

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Rick Pederson is partner and chair of the Advisory Committee at Bow River Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm that acquires interests in middle-market business services companies. Bow River is also a sponsor of real estate and energy investment funds.

Rick was born in Denver and grew up in Lakewood. After earning BSBA, MSBA and JD degrees from the University of Denver, he began his career at Harbridge House, a Boston-based management consultancy company. Rick returned to Denver and soon after founded Ross Consulting Group, providing real estate-related counsel to private and public clients worldwide. Subsequently, he created and managed a number of successful real estate co-investment funds as president of Foundation Properties Inc.

He is a board member of several publicly-traded investment vehicles including the Westcore Mutual Funds complex, ALPS ETF Trust and Principal Real Estate Income Fund.

Community Involvement:

  • National Western Stock Show Association, trustee
  • History Colorado, board member
  • Biennial of the Americas, Past Board Member
  • Urban Land Conservancy, Past Board Member
  • Winter Park Recreation Association, Past President

Favorite Colorado Experience:

Skiing at Winter Park and fly-fishing on the Colorado River.

Favorite Quote:

Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment by David Swensen

The first edition (2000) of this book, authored by Yale’s Chief Investment Officer, offered what at that time were new thoughts about asset allocation, addressing risk and selecting money managers. The book had a significant influence on the structure and strategies I employed as an investment adviser.