Mr. Richards has earned frequent recognition throughout his career for the results he has achieved on behalf of his clients. At the age of 38, while Mr. Richards was working at William Blair & Company, he was named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40. In praising his colleagues when he received this honor, Mr. Richards was quoted as saying “William Blair has been singularly responsible for saving thousands of jobs… 1,500 at Hartmarx and about 100 at Crownline Boats Inc. of Downstate West Frankfort, another distressed Blair client”. Below are a few of the more recent awards Mr. Richards has received.

Awards Timeline

The M&A Advisor:
2015 – Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year
2015 – Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($50 MM to $100 MM)

Global M&A Network:
2012 – Middle-Market Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year
2010 – Middle-Market Restructuring Financial Advisor of the Year
2009 – Restructuring Financial Advisor of the Year

Turnaround Management Association:
2011– Large Company Transaction of the Year

Crain’s Chicago Business:
2009 – 40 Under 40