A native of Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Richard Lavner graduated magna cum laude from Drexel University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration. Prior to his 2012 graduation, Mr. Lavner served as President of the Drexel Finance Association and was a Member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board. Following graduation and until 2020, Mr. Lavner worked as an Investment Analyst for Collwick Capital, a private investment firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his tenure at Collwick, he performed in a variety of roles, which included the administration of the firm’s $150+ million fund of hedge funds as well as serving as the primary analyst for the firm’s commercial real estate and private equity investments. Mr. Lavner has over a decade of combined investment and leadership experience.