Chief Executive Officer, Rethink Capital Partners & Managing Partner, Rethink Education
Richard D. Segal is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seavest Investment Group where he is also CEO of Rethink Capital Partners and Managing Partner of Rethink Education.
Mr. Segal has a long history of investing in real estate and venture capital investments. Prior to founding Seavest in 1981, Mr. Segal was a partner at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn where he managed the firm’s private investments. He has served on the boards of many public companies including Hudson General Inc., Air Express Int., and Penn Traffic. He also has served on many private company boards including Schoolnet, Civitas, Wireless Generation and Smarterer.
Currently, Mr. Segal sits on the boards of various education technology companies including Advanced Prison Data Systems, Cinematic Health Education, Knowledge 2 Practice, Noodle Companies, Voxy, Vivvi, and Speakaboos.
Mr. Segal is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, and providing opportunities for low income children and the arts. He is a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, where he serves as Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He also sits on the Board of New York Academy of Art, serving as Treasurer. Additionally, Mr. Segal serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital where he is a member of the Real Estate and Major Facilities Committee, and he is a board member of the Africa Center in New York. Mr Segal is the President of the A. L. Mailman Family Foundation.
He previously served as chairman of the Board of Rye Country Day School and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Big Apple Circus, Chairman Emeritus of Publicolor Inc. and former Chairman of Serious Fun Children’s Network.
Mr. Segal received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wesleyan University.