In 1982, Rick Segal founded Seavest Inc. to provide wealth management and family office services to the Segal family and a small group of private investors. Currently, Rick serves as Chairman and CEO of the Seavest Investment Group.
In his role with Seavest, he has served on a number of public and private Boards of Directors. This includes the education-related portfolio companies Wireless Generation (sold to News Corp), Schoolnet (sold to Pearson), and LearningWays (sold to Davidson Software).
Rick is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, providing opportunities for low income children and the arts. He is the Chairman of the Board of Serious Fun, an international camp-based program established by actor Paul Newman to create positive recreational experiences for children with serious illnesses.
He is also President of the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, a charitable foundation focused on early childhood care and education. Rick is founding Chairman Emeritus of Public Color, Inc., a not-for-profit arts and education institution serving the needs of the most challenged New York City Public Schools. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Rye Country Day School in Rye, New York. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.