After a 17-year career in investment research at the Northern Trust Company, Dick Sr. founded the Burridge Group in 1986. As his assets under management approached $2 billion, Dick Sr. sold his company to Affiliated Managers Group. He then joined his son, Dick Jr., who built a fee only investment management business at PaineWebber and UBS. On April 1, 2005, Dick Jr. left UBS to found RMB Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm specializing in mid cap growth stocks. Dick, Sr. serves as Chairman Emeritus and continues to do research and manage client accounts.
His varied civic activities include service as Chairman and Director of Blue Cross of Illinois and former Chairman and current Director of La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Director of Providence St. Mel private school, and Co Chairman of the Board of the Engelwood School, a startup charter school. He is also on the board of the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, the investment committee of the Chicago YMCA, and a former Chairman and current Director of Wellness House which provides psycho social therapy to cancer patients and their families. He recently retired as Chairman of the investment committee of the endowment for the national YMCA. He currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee of the CU’s $1 billion endowment. Dick Sr. earned a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Colorado in 1951. He established the Burridge Center for Securities Analysis and Valuation at the University of Colorado in 1999; the center sponsors a national conference where academics and practitioners present their latest research activities.