Richard Levy is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Victory Park Capital. Founded in 2007, VPC is a privately held, SEC-registered, global alternative investment firm that is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Through its multi-dimensional investment strategies, VPC finances both emerging and established businesses across various industries with the goal of accelerating value creation. The firm’s differentiated offerings leverage broad special situations and credit structuring expertise, disciplined deal origination, creative financing capabilities and an extensive network of industry relationships.
Since VPC’s foundation, Richard has overseen all its investment and operational activities and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VPC portfolio companies, which include Enteris Biopharma, Inc., Yalla Mediterranean and Giordano’s Pizza. He also serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio companies, Renovo Financial and United Automobile Insurance Company.
Previously, Richard served as head of the Small Cap Structured Products Group and co-head of the Solutions Group at Magnetar Capital. He also co-founded and served as Managing Partner at Crestview Capital Partners. Richard received a B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, an M.B.A. from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also an inactive member of the Illinois State Bar.
Richard is also chairman of the board of nonprofit, Gardeneers, an active board member of the College Bound Opportunities and Camp Kesem, and he sits on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Institute of Technology.