Richard Effress

Managing Partner & CIO

Rich has been an entrepreneur, operator and investor since 1992. His experience prior to CoastEdge Partners includes serving as COO of a $3 billion alternative asset management firm and Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of a publicly traded medical device company. He has also worked in private equity and founded or co-founded multiple businesses in the financial services, healthcare services, telecommunications, and real estate industries, collectively generating over $700 million of revenue at exit.

Rich is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and serves as a Trustee of the Francis Parker School as well as on its Finance Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude, and a MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.