Geoffrey Richards has more than 20 years of transaction experience advising on more than 150 financing, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions engagements. Mr. Richards's clients include public and private companies, private equity sponsors and other institutional investors. Mr. Richards was previously head of North America debt finance and restructuring at Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., head of special situations at William Blair & Company and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Since 2001, Mr. Richards has taught as an adjunct professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Mr. Richards serves on The Board of Trustees of the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Richards has also been named to Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40.