Rick Gerson is the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Alpha Wave, a global investment management company. He is also a co-founder and board member of Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners and a co-founder of Alpha Wave Incubation, an early-stage venture partnership.
Alpha Wave manages a variety of investment partnerships globally including Alpha Wave Ventures, Moraine, Falcon Edge Global, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, and Alpha Wave Incubation. Alpha Wave has offices in New York, Miami, London, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Bangalore. Prior to Alpha Wave, Rick was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Blue Ridge Capital for 15 years, a global investment firm started in 1996.
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 event structures and entertainment services business with an extensive global portfolio of major sporting, outdoor and leisure events. He serves on the board of Multiply Group, an Abu Dhabi based holding company.
Rick graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Finance. He is a member of the Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board, was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of PAVE (a charter school in Brooklyn), is a member of the Panthera Conservation Council, is a board member of 92nd Street Y (a leading cultural institution and community center in New York). Rick is a member of the Belfer Center's International Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.