Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Senior Managing Director,
Ariel Alternatives, LLC
Co-Founder, Project Black
Management Company, LLC


TOPIC: "How to build a better, sustainable Black Owned business to serve corporate America"

Richard brings over 18 years of private equity experience in roles including as Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of APC Holdings, LLC. Richard has served on one public and 12 private company boards, including ZeroChaos
($1.2 billion in revenue at exit). He has corporate finance and M&A experience with Bear Stearns and UBS Warburg, and he serves as Advisor to the Billion Dollar Roundtable (29 leading F500 firms) on capital access for minority and women-owned companies.

He is a frequent speaker at M&A and diversity events on capital access for MWBE’s. Richard is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Harvard Alumni Association, the Andover Alumni Council, World Economic Forum (YGL ‘09) and Nexus Global Philanthropic Network. He is a Board member of ACG Orlando and Nexus Caribbean. He holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University, where he earned all-Ivy recognition
in Soccer and Track & Field.