Ricardo "Rick" Chance
Managing Director, Orange County, CA
Rick Chance joined KPMG Corporate Finance in 2006 serving as Managing Director and the U.S. Group Head for the Special Situations Advisory Group. With more than 20 years of M&A and corporate finance experience, Rick has advised both performing and underperforming companies, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, equity holders, and other constituents seeking to preserve and maximize their financial recovery. He has represented public and private clients in a broad range of industries including industrial markets, financial services, consumer markets, business services, real estate and technology.
Prior to joining KPMG Corporate Finance, Rick was a Managing Director at BDO Capital Advisors/Trenwith Securities where he led the firm's national distressed M&A and western region practices. Prior to this period, he held senior management positions for various divisions of the Blackrock Group, an investment firm based in Toronto, Canada, that specialized in the acquisition, syndication and management of special situation assets. In connection with Rick’s advisory roles representing various clients and marketing initiatives, he has authored and been quoted in numerous national and regional publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Deal, Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Corporate Finance Week, ABF Journal, The M&A Advisor, and the LA Times. Rick has also provided expert testimony in Federal courts.
Rick holds an M.B.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles, California and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Rick is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, California Bankruptcy Forum, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Forum for Corporate Directors, Provisors, and Association for Corporate Growth.