Richard J. Farber (MBA '88)
Rick Farber is currently Managing Partner at McKendree Capital, an investment management company in Los Angeles. From 1995 to 2012, Mr. Farber was a Partner at Kayne Anderson Investment Advisors, also in Los Angeles where he was a portfolio manager for alternative investments and absolute return strategies and head of trading.
Prior to Kayne Anderson, Mr. Farber was Vice President of Lehman Brothers Commodity Risk Management group, specializing in proprietary energy trading and hedging. He was first employed at Lehman Brothers, Inc. in 1988 as an institutional equity trader. Mr. Farber started his career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers, Inc. as a mortgage bond analyst.
Mr. Farber earned his MBA degree in Finance from the UCLA - Anderson School of Management in 1988. Mr. Farber graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1982 with a BA in Economics, with a focus on underdeveloped economies.
Mr. Farber has served the American Diabetes Association for the past nine years and is currently on the Executive Board of Directors and Chair of the Investment Subcommittee. He is also past Chair of the Finance Committee at the ADA as welll as a member of the National Board and Pinnacle Society. Most recently, Rick was Chair of the USA Maccabi Masters Basketball team that won a bronze medal in the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Mr. Farber has also been a speaker at the first Ira Sohn Conference/Excellence in Investing in San Francisco.