Rich Bartolo has more than 20 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, corporate banking, and consulting. He has focused most of his career on understanding the challenges and opportunities facing financial institutions, particularly depository firms.
Prior to joining BRG Capital Advisors, LLC, Mr. Bartolo previously served as a Senior Managing Director at NGKF Capital Markets, a global real estate services firm, where he primarily advised banks, private equity funds, and insurance companies on the valuation and sale of performing and non-performing notes and other assets. Prior to NGKF, he served as a Managing Director at Ranieri Partners, a private equity firm, where he primarily advised regional and community banks on strategic transactions and balance sheet restructurings, and originated asset purchases and equity investments in banks. Prior to Ranieri Partners, he served as a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, an investment banking firm, where he delivered investment banking services (including M&A, equity and debt offerings, structured finance transactions, and interest rate management) to money center, regional, and community banks. Prior to SunTrust, Mr. Bartolo served as a Director at Scotia Capital, the investment banking arm of a global bank, where he originated a wide range of corporate finance engagements and syndicated loans for diverse clients ranging from middle market to Fortune 500. Mr. Bartolo graduated from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an MBA in finance and from Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, with a B.A. in chemistry and economics. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA licenses.