Rick Walker serves as managing partner of DHR’s Houston office. Rick has over ten years of experience as a senior consultant in DHR’s Energy Sector, Financial Services, CFO and Board of Director Practices.
Prior to joining DHR in 2005, Rick spent 24 years working as a banker, principally focused on the energy sector. The bulk of Rick’s investment banking career was spent at JPMorgan and its predecessors as Managing Director in that firm’s Global Natural Resources Group. In his role as Managing Director, Rick was responsible for generating corporate finance solutions as well as providing strategic advice for clients operating in the exploration and production, midstream, power and commodity trading sectors.
Rick’s investment banking transaction experience includes the origination of numerous of M&A and strategic advisory assignments. Capital market assignments include book-run equity and equity-linked securities together with numerous book-run, underwritten and arranged public and bank-syndicated debt market transactions totaling in the multi-billions. In addition to his service with JPMorgan, Rick gained three years of international experience managing an energy banking team in London for Bank of America predecessor, NationsBank.
Rick’s past corporate governance assignments include service on the Board of Directors of two public energy companies: PennTex Midstream Partners (NASDAQ: PTXP) a Houston based energy firm that was successfully sold to Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) as well as service on the board of Venoco, Inc. (NYSE:VQ), a Denver based exploration and production company. Additional experience includes his role as an advisory director of ASCENDE a private provider of health and welfare insurance brokerage and consulting. In the not-for-profit world, Rick currently serves on the board of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston, Texas.
Rick is actively adding strategic value for the executive search needs of energy companies, private equity firms and corporate and investment banking clients.
Rick received his BBA from Loyola University, New Orleans and his MBA from Bowling Green State University. He is also a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.
Rick and his wife of over 30 years, Shana, are avid travelers and golfers and divide their time between Houston, the Texas Hill Country and the Monterey Peninsula.