Rick Gerson is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Alpha Wave Global, a diversified investment company.
Alpha Wave operates separate partnerships across asset classes globally. These partnerships include private equity, which is dedicated to investing in and helping build venture and growth stage businesses; public markets in an uncorrelated strategy; and credit, which includes direct private lending to businesses.
Alpha Wave has offices in New York, Miami, London, Monaco, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Jakarta, and Sydney.
Prior to founding Alpha Wave, Rick was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Blue Ridge Capital, a global investment firm started in 1996, where he was from inception for 15 years.
Rick graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance.
Rick serves on the board of directors of Athletic Greens, a comprehensive, trusted, and convenient source of daily nutrition. He serves on the board of Arena Events Group, a leading global event and entertainment services business. He is a co-founder and serves on the board of Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, and is on the board of Multiply Group, an Abu Dhabi based holding company.
Rick is a board member of African Mission Healthcare, which provides critical support where it is urgently needed; to mission hospitals in Africa. These hospitals profoundly change the trajectory of countless lives that otherwise would not have access to even the most basic care.
Mission hospitals are the foundation of medical care on the continent, accounting for one third of all medical care in sub-Sahara Africa. They provide high quality care in some of the most medically underserved areas in the world. They also provide much needed training to scale patient care across the continent.
Rick is a member of the Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board. The Cleveland Clinic is a global leader in patient care and research, consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the US and globally. Rick is a board member of 92nd Street Y (a leading cultural institution). He was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of PAVE (a charter school in Brooklyn). He is a member of the Panthera Conservation Council. Rick is a member of the Belfer Center's International Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.