Dick Bickerstaff, Partner

Dick brings to Alizé Ventures more than 25 years of investment banking and management consulting experience, across a broad range of industries including energy, medicine, manufacturing and consumer products. Growing up in the oil and gas business, Dick was "bitten by the oil bug" by age 9. His career began as a well-site geologist on international exploratory projects, and expanded to include every aspect of the energy industry, from investment, land acquisition and consulting to large oil companies to site remediation and development of renewable energy projects. Much of Dick's management consulting has focused on operations efficiency. He has advised more than 250 companies, including Unilever, Exxon Mobile, Procter & Gamble, Colgate, General Mills, Gillette and Duracell.

Dick is a managing director of a broker/dealer, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses. The coupling of his diverse consulting experience and technical education is instrumental in his analyses of projects and businesses, whether for operations efficiency or for finance or sales/acquisition. Dick holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Chemistry from Allegheny College, a Master's degree in Chemistry from Indiana University of PA, and a Master's degree in Robotics and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Although Dick's favorite pastimes are enjoying time with his two children and fixing broken companies, he also volunteers at his children's school and designs and builds gourmet meals.

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