Rick Perkal is the CEO and a Managing Partner of Firelight Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in consumer brands. Firelight Capital is a partnership between experienced investment professionals and marketing firm Yard NYC. Previously, Rick was a Senior Managing Director with Irving Place Capital, where he focused on investments in the consumer & retail sectors, and prior to that, Rick headed the corporate practice of the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis. Rick has served on various boards, including Pets Supplies Plus, New York & Company, Vitamin Shoppe, Aeropostale, and Stuart Weitzman, and is currently on the board of Three Dog Bakery, LLC. Rick is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Cardozo School of Law.