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Our Team
Our team is small and agile.  You deserve the attention of the person that is going to be your partner and responsible for your employees and your life's work.  
Founding Partner

Rich has over 25 years of experience in acquiring and managing family held companies.  Prior to founding Rudolph Capital, he was a partner for over 20 years with Bradford Equities Management, one of the oldest private equity firms in the country.  He has made over $400 million in acquisitions in his career.  He is most proud of the relationships he has built with the families he has worked with to seamlessly continue the success of their companies.  He is a business school graduate of  St. Bonaventure University and holds a masters degree in finance from Boston College.

He is married with three children and resides in Connecticut.

Operating Advisors

Gary Riley is an senior operating executive with significant expertise in overseas sourcing and lean manufacturing.  He has been CEO and President of numerous multi-million dollar organizations over his 40 year career, including: Entrans International, Enovation Controls, Asimco Technologies, and Zollner Pistons.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Uniloy. a manufacturer of blow molding equipment.  He is also the owner of Decatur Plastic Products, an automotive components company.



Jerry Hyman is an senior operating executive with significant expertise in specialty distribution and strategic marketing.  He is the former CEO and President of Trimark USA, the largest foodservice equipment and supply distributor in the US.  Jerry successfully led the company through numerous acquisitions and strategic initiatives over his 35 year career that resulted in a company with over 3,100 employees generating in excess of $2.0 billion in sales. He is currently the Chairman of Banyan Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded "special purpose acquisition corporation" that recently announced it will be acquiring Pinstripes, an experiential dining and entertainment brand.


Hilton Garner is a seasoned operating executive and entrepreneur with substantial experience in tactical marketing and business strategy.  He has recently retired as CEO of Globe Foodservice Equipment Company, a company he led for over 20 years and grew from a small niche player into a leader in the foodservice equipment category.   Under his leadership, Globe expanded dramatically to become a key player in numerous product categories which resulted in the successful sale of the company to Middleby.  

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