Richard M. Powell
Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director
APC Holdings, LLC
Keynote Luncheon: An Access To Capital
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Mr. Powell is the Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director of APC Holdings (APCH). The firm’s portfolio companies, current and prior, have been recognized as leaders in a variety of supply chain sectors, and generate annual revenues in excess of US $2.0 billion and employ over 10,000 people around the globe. One of the companies grew from $70 million in revenue upon acquisition to $1.4 billion in less than 6 years, making it the fastest growing billion-dollar MBE built by minority owners and executives, in US history.
Prior to forming APC in 2003, Mr. Powell worked in the Emerging Markets Group at Bear Stearns. Mr. Powell’s key strengths include raising capital; selling to large corporations, board level management and e-business strategies. He has worked on a variety of transactions including: Leveraged Buyouts, Debt Financings, Initial Public Offerings, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Equity & Credit Derivatives.
Mr. Powell is also Chairman of The RMP Group, and oversees the strategic vision for the firm’s diverse philanthropic interests. Mr. Powell currently serves on a number of boards, including Acility LLC, eServices LLC, VMBS, and ACG Orlando. He is a member of the Harvard Club of Central Florida, the Andover Alumni Association and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He was named one of the “40 under 40” influential leaders in mergers & acquisitions by the M&A Advisor, and was featured in various business media outlets including CNBC, Inc. magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2009) in recognition of his commitment to positive social change.
Mr. Powell graduated with an AB in Economics from Harvard University, as a Robert Winthrop Scholar. He has done research with Professor Jeffrey Sachs on Economic Development, completed coursework at MIT Sloan and management programs at Harvard Business School.