Here goes. I would guess that many of you haven’t met my wife, Maria, whom I met at Alex. Brown and married at the ripe old age of 39, after which we dove headfirst into child-rearing. Immediately upon emptying the nest some 20+ years later, Maria and I feathered it again to welcome our COVID bounce-backs. All three “kids” — Bryan (36, Gilman ’04), Rick II (24), and Brigid (23) — spent the majority of the last two years with us at our home in Rehoboth Beach. Sprinkling in visits from extended family, it was actually a lot of fun…er, most of the time.
After a healthcare investment banking and capital markets career of over 25 years taking me through New York (Salomon), Baltimore (Alex. Brown) and finally Richmond (BB&T), I’ve most recently been working on a couple things, most notably a digital health startup back in Baltimore, ICmed, where we are commercializing a new value-based care model in which providers and payers help consumers to “Own, Share & Learn” from their personal health data. With traction at UMMS and elsewhere, we are just now turning toward a major venture round of funding, and it’s an adventure both harrowing and rewarding.
Everyone knows I’m a big UVA guy, and right now I’m serving on the Darden School Foundation Board and Chairman of the Darden Alumni Board. Finally, I’m not playing enough golf but expect to be fresh from a trip when we meet. I look forward to seeing everyone in June and in general spending more time back in Baltimore.