Richard Shuster, Vice President


Richard Shuster is an entrepreneurially minded professional that brings a creative, unique, and collaborative approach to solving operational and/or financial business challenges for clients in a variety of industries.

At ACM, Richard is responsible for leading capital advisory and consulting engagements for existing and prospective clients, as well as origination, underwriting and structuring of debt, mezzanine, and equity investments for lower middle market companies.

Prior to joining ACM, Richard worked as a Managing Director at Vert Capital Corp, a prominent Los Angeles based private investment fund that specializes in making direct investments into distressed lower middle market companies. While at Vert, Richard led a number of transactions in the Consumer Products & Retail, Manufacturing, Technology, and Education sectors. At Vert, Richard was responsible for sourcing direct investments, structuring distressed merger and acquisition transactions, and preparing complex financial models for opportunities underwriting and performing of due diligence procedures. He also served as interim Chief Executive Officer for a Richmond based costume manufacturer and played an integral role in repositioning the company for growth.

Previous to joining Vert, Richard was Managing Partner of Sattvic Partners, a boutique capital advisory firm based in Los Angeles, CA where he led capital advisory engagements for lower middle market companies in the Consumer Products, Retail, and Technology sectors.

Prior to joining Sattvic, Richard served as Managing Partner of Blue Strata Real Estate Investment Fund, where he was responsible for preparing financial models for valuing commercial real estate acquisition and disposition transactions. Prior to that, Mr. Shuster worked in the asset management division at Lynx Capital Group, a Florida and Ohio based hedge fund and investment management firm. Richard began his career at Marcus & Millichap, the largest commercial real estate investment brokerage services provider in the United States.


Education And Affiliations

Richard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with high honors from University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Accounting with highest honors from Florida International University.

Areas Of Expertise

  1. Investments
  2. Capital Raising
  3. Investment Advisory
  4. Growth Capital
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Investment Banking