Scott has been actively involved in the creation and funding of private equity opportunities for over 28 years.  Specific experience has been focused on traditional Multi-Family and Senior Housing related real estate as well as healthcare operating companies.  Additionally over the past five years Scott has been actively involved in capitalizing companies and opportunities associated with trading non-performing distressed residential loans.

In addition to his role at CFG, Scott is the Chief Investment Officer for Granite Investment Group.  Mr. Rickard participates in the formalizing the structure of the investments sponsored by Granite and its affiliates.  Mr. Rickard is responsible for sourcing the capital for investment sponsored by Granite and its affiliates.

Mr. Rickard sources capital for Granite sponsored investments from Domestic sources and from sources in Europe and Australia   Mr. Rickard is a member of the Granite Investment Group’s Investment Committee and Serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Granite owned subsidiary companies.

Mr. Rickard formerly served as president for one of the nation’s largest brokerage networks, which included over 4,000 licensed brokers, with offices in 120 cities and 5 countries. Prior to that, Mr. Rickard was associated with a full service real estate brokerage, management, and syndication firm located in Southern California where he was involved in marketing and capital procurement.  In the early days of his career, Mr. Rickard was a Certified Public Accounting and worked with Arthur Andersen & Company.

Mr. Rickard maintains a FINRA Series 7 License with Carolina Financial Securities.