|Investments partners||Pequot Ventures|
Rick Heitzmann joined Pequot Ventures in 1999 where he focuses on investments in emerging media and advertising and data and information services. Rick has led or co-led many investments in the consumer technology market including StubHub (acquired by ebay) and US Search (First Advantage – FADV). Previously, Rick was a founding member of the senior management team at First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV), which was formed by a merger of a division of First American Corp. (NYSE: FAF) and USSearch.com, Inc. At US Search, Rick, as the senior vice president of corporate development and member of the board of directors, led the public company turnaround after Pequot Ventures recapitalized the company. Prior to USSearch, Rick served as an executive with Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities in the Private Equity Group and with Booz Allen Hamilton in the Financial Services and Healthcare Group. Rick has been featured on CNN Market Call, CNBC, and Bloomberg television and radio. Mr. Heitzmann graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration and earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Rick currently serves as a director on the board of LiveGamer, eWork and MTM Technologies (NASDAQ: MTMC) and a board observer for Clickable.