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Rick Foster

Rick Foster has served as a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Bridgefield Capital Management, LLC since July 2015. He founded Bridgefield Capital with Joe Mathews following the sale of their previous firm, Ilex Capital Group, to Yellowwood Partners. At Ilex, Mr. Foster initiated multiple private equity transactions in the consumer, manufacturing, and healthcare industries including the platform entity Ilex Consumer Products group which generated returns of more that 20X on a cash-on-cash basis through investments in consumer healthcare businesses previously owned through companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Merck and others.

Rick is a seasoned executive with a proven track record in leading high-performing companies across the corporate finance, real estate, technology, and consumer products sectors. Rick’s experience in corporate finance is complemented by several C-Level operating roles including serving as the Chairman and CEO of Ilex Consumer Products, Chairman of Gourmet Express as well as CEO of Engel & Völkers (Washington D.C.) . Prior to joinging Ilex Capital, M. Foster served as COO and CFO at Lightingcast, which was acquired by AOL. Rick began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Foster earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Frostburg University. Rick is also an attorney with a LLM in Corporate Tax from NYU.