Our Team: Rick Krens


SVP Restructuring

Rick Krens started his career at General Electric in Europe where he stayed for 17 years and has held various positions in finance, supply chain, commercial and M&A at GE Capital.

After this period, he worked for Stanley Europe (Hand Tools), as Cash Flow Director in Belgium and thereafter for Black & Decker (Power Tools) in the UK for 5 years as European Finance Director and VP Lean Six Sigma to embed the principles and the culture within the company.

Then he joined Grohe in Germany, a leading provider of water technology solutions for 2 years. Grohe is a private equity backed company owned by TPG.

His most recent position was 5 years at Oaktree Capital in London, a global private equity company with $84bn under assets.  His title was SVP with the portfolio enhancement team where he was responsible for the management of the portfolio companies. The experiences within distressed, turnaround and start-up situations of business partnering include various markets and businesses ranging from Spirits (Stock Spirits), Ice cream (R&R), Packaging (Nordenia), Retail (Conbipel), Shipping (Beluga,Gulmar), Luxury goods (Bavaria Yachts), Meat (Campofrio/Smithfield)  and Advertising (Stroeer).