Rick Polhemus is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company where he specializes in advising clients across a range of growth-driven technology, sustainability and services sectors. He has nearly 25 years of investment banking experience with expertise in originating and executing transactions throughout the corporate lifecycle, including M&A, leveraged buyouts, IPOs, debt and equity capital raising, shareholder defense and other strategic mandates for public and private companies.
Prior to joining Moelis & Company, Rick was a Managing Director and Head of Western Region Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he led coverage for various sectors, including tech-enabled services, environmental and sustainability services, infrastructure and industrial services and technology. Before that, he was a Managing Director in the Industrials and Technology Groups at J.P. Morgan, where he was instrumental in establishing the firm’s coverage efforts in the industrial growth sector in addition to several adjacent subsectors. Rick started his investment banking career at Hambrecht & Quist.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from Pomona College and an M.B.A in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.