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Richard Welch

Chief Financial Officer

Richard (Rick) T. Welch is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Regener-Eyes®, managing the company’s finance operations and overseeing all financial functions, integrations, and investor relations for the company. 

Rick is a Certified Public Accountant (Louisiana Inactive) and is also a Series 79 Registered Investment Banker currently unaffiliated.  He has managed or advised on all aspects including valuations, deal structure, and negotiations of 50 plus completed M&A transactions aggregating over $ 1 billion in enterprise value, and over $ 1 billion in funded capital transactions covering the spectrum of the capital structure. Over his career, Rick has also served as an advisor for strategic, capital structure, and business development matters for startup and large private companies; as a director, chairman of board, chair of special committees, and chair of the audit committee of publicly traded companies; and in different operations and management roles for private companies.

Rick graduated from Louisiana State University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and then followed by Accounting in 1977.