Richard C. May

Dick is a founding member of American Working Capital working in our Chicago office. Prior to co-founding AWC, he was a Partner with the Yucaipa private equity firm. Prior to Yucaipa he was a Managing Director and Head of the ESOP Investment Banking Practice at Duff & Phelps, LLC, a middle-market investment bank. Prior to the 2005 merger with Duff & Phelps, Dick was President and founder of Valuemetrics Advisors, Inc. and Valuemetrics Capital LLC, a national financial advisory firm specializing in helping closely held and emerging growth businesses through ownership transition with business valuation and transaction structuring. Dick has led in the design and implementation of capital market transaction using ESOPs and 401k plans assets to established broad based worker and labor friendly ownership. Prior to forming Valuemetrics, from 1978 to 1981, Dick was Vice President of Operations at Sugar Supply Corporation, a closely held cash commodity firm. From 1972 to 1978, he was a Manager with TMI Systems Corporation, a startup Citicorp venture capital funded firm. Additionally, Dick was an Engineer with Boeing Company from 1969 to 1972. He received his BS from Purdue University and his MS from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is on the board of directors of Quiktrip; a Midwest based convenience store chain with over $12 billion in revenues. He also serves on the board of directors of HAC, Inc.; the parent company of Homeland Stores, a 100% ESOP owned grocery store operator. Also, he is the past chair of the Valuation Advisory Committee of the ESOP Association and an active member of the National Center for Employee, Association for Corporate Growth, and Employee-Owned S Corporations of America.