Richard Waryn

Founding Partner | Email:

Richard has over 30 years of experience in international private equity fund management, real estate investment, investment banking and entrepreneurship. He has lived in DC, London, Moscow, Dubai and now resides in Colorado where he is a founding partner at Ridgefield Partners. He also owns a national transportation logistics company. Before co-founding Ridgefield Partners, Rich worked on a wide array of private equity investments in various sectors including power infrastructure, telecoms, retail, transportation, and real estate. He also ran part of Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund. Rich graduated with a Master’s Degree in finance and economics from Harvard University and also received a BSc in Geoscience from the University of Toronto.

Todd Harman

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Todd is a highly accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years of proven success within investment banking, transportation & logistics, telecommunications, and the United States Navy. Prior to his time in investment banking Todd acquired a distressed trucking company which he led through a turn around and grew until his successful exit. He has the benefit of significant experience as buyer and eventual operator, seller, and as an intermediary during a transaction. He is a graduate of the United State Naval Academy and has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

Michael Seeley

Founding Partner | Email:

Michael co-founded Ridgefield Partners following his time at a boutique middle-market investment bank where he was responsible for helping to source, execute, and close more than a dozen transactions with an aggregate value of over $250 million. Michael has advised clients that span sectors including Transportation & Logistics, Construction, Building Products, Energy & Infrastructure, Consumer Products, Technology, and Professional Services. Michael earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, with degree options in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Stephen Boane

Steve has been a business owner and operator, an investment banker and in private equity. Prior to Ridgefield, he was Chairman & CEO of a business that went from a garage startup to operating in three countries. Then he had a successful exit. Earlier on Steve was an investment banker working with a mix of strategic buyers and owners seeking to exit. In private equity Steve not only performed due diligence, raised financing and structured transactions but he also lived with the results of those decisions, seeing how deal structure and operations fit together to create favorable outcomes. Steve and his wife live in Denver, Colorado. He has his Masters in Business Administration from Rice University in Houston and his Bachelors in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Texas in Austin.

Brian Savage

Managing Director – Metals & Mining | Email:

Brian Savage is a seasoned business executive and sought-after subject matter expert in every aspect of mining – including grassroots exploration, production, commodity markets, and capital markets. After beginning his career as a Mining Engineer, Brian transitioned into positions in finance and investment banking. During this period, he was instrumental in growing the global Mining & Metals businesses for prominent financial institutions including The Bank of New York, Sharps-Pixley, Bank of Montreal, and Nesbitt Burns Securities (now BMO Capital Markets). He has also served as a Board Member and Advisor to several mineral and mining exploration and development companies, including two that were listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Jacob Posz

Jacob is an Analyst at Ridgefield Partners. He is responsible for a range of activities that includes sourcing and evaluating new mandates, deal execution, and assisting with enhancing the firm’s data analysis and processing capabilities. Jacob earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Data Analytics. Jacob currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is pursuing his M.S. in Data Science at Vanderbilt University.

Anthony King

Anthony is an Analyst at Ridgefield Partners. His primary responsibilities include sourcing and evaluating new mandates, as well as assisting with all aspects of deal execution. Prior to joining Ridgefield, Anthony served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for four years, where he was deployed overseas. Anthony was awarded two Meritorious Mast’s while serving with 1st Battalion 5th Marines. Following his service, Anthony decided to pursue a career in finance. He is currently obtaining his B.A. in Business Administration at Seattle Pacific University, with a focus on Finance.

Austin Woodring

Austin is an Analyst at Ridgefield Partners. His responsibilities include deal origination and relationship development with both buyers and sellers. Before joining Ridgefield, Austin led business development efforts for a variety of technology, consumer, and financial services companies. Austin earned a B.A. from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.