Ralph serves as a Senior Vice President in the firm’s Technology Group. Ralph joins ICR with almost three decades of financial and capital markets experience including buy-side portfolio management and sell-side investment banking.
Prior to joining ICR, Ralph spent 20 years at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) as a Director focused on portfolio management. While at TRS, Ralph managed multiple public equity funds including growth, quality and global portfolios across industry verticals. Ralph also led TRS’s direct and co-investment portfolios dedicated to investing late-stage, equity growth capital in pre-IPO companies. As a Board Observer to numerous private companies, Ralph has helped to advise management teams and boards on capital markets and finance raising strategies.
Ralph also worked for almost a decade on the sell-side as a Vice President and Associate of Investment Banking at firms including RBC Capital Markets, Dain Rauscher Wessels and Howard Weil. During his time on the sell-side, Ralph was directly involved in the execution of 75 capital markets offerings and financial advisory transactions including equity and fixed income financings and mergers and acquisitions.
Ralph earned an MBA and JD from the Tulane University Schools of Business and Law and a BSM in Accounting, also from Tulane University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.