Rick Perkal

Managing Partner & CEO

Firelight Capital Partners

Joined: 2015

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Rick Perkal is Firelight’s Chief Executive Officer and formerly a senior managing director of Irving Place Capital where he focused on investments in the retail and consumer sectors. There, he led or co-led investments in a broad range of well-known consumer and retail firms. Mr. Perkal was instrumental in the founding of Star Avenue Capital, a growth equity firm focused on investments in retail and consumer branded companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Perkal was a Senior Partner at Kirkland & Ellis.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law , New York,
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Alfred University , New York,
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Work History

Irving Place Capital

Kirkland & Ellis LLP