Rick Witmer divides his time between business and nonprofit pursuits. Mr. Witmer joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 1976 and became a partner in 1988. He helped focus, strengthen and grow the firm’s Private Banking and Investment Management businesses. Together, we dramatically improved outcomes for our clients in ways that are difficult for competitors to replicate. Over time, the performance of both businesses and the career prospects for our talented and hard-working colleagues improved as well. In addition, Mr. Witmer chaired Private Banking’s Capital Allocation Committee and served on the firm’s Finance and Executive Committees. Today, he enjoys investing, evaluating investment managers and helping valued clients and colleagues.
Mr. Witmer is an investor in several education organizations focused on the professional development of teachers and improved learning. In addition to Springboard Collaborative, these include: Teach For America, LearnZillion and Cambium Learning Group. Mr. Witmer also supports several organizations which encourage others to enjoy the outdoors.
Mr. Witmer graduated from Brown University and earned his MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Jeannie have three adult children – Bart, Caroline and Jeannie. His favorite childhood book was The Black Stallion, the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse.