Rick Heitzmann is a Founder and Managing Director at FirstMark Capital. Mr. Heitzmann joined FirstMark, formerly 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; NASDAQ: EBAY) and US Search (NASDAQ: SRCH) / First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV) (acquired by First American; NYSE: FAF for $1.1 BN).
Previously, Rick was a founding member of the senior management team at First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV). At US Search, Rick, as the Senior Vice President of corporate development and member of the Board of Directors, led the public company turnaround.
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 sits on the Board of Directors of Pinterest, TapAd, LiveGamer, Sulia among others. Rick is also on the Board of Directors of the New York Venture Capital Association.
Founder and Managing Director
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