J.E. Rick Bunka
Rick is a Partner of Park North Capital. Rick and Sean Dorsey founded Park North Capital to leverage their operational and financial expertise to stakeholders who need assistance with special or challenging situations. We add value by delivering capital as well as high-level financial and operating expertise.
Rick is also the President of Point North LLC, a business advisory service specializing in financial and operational turnaround, restructuring, transaction advisory services, and crisis management. Rick has held senior officer level positions in both the public and private sectors and has led organizations through periods of great uncertainty and organizational change. Point North’s partial list of clients and roles include: 1847 Holdings (Goedeker’s): Advisory Role, Nebraska Book Company (NBC): Chief Executive Officer, Anna’s Linen’s: Chief Financial Officer, Love Culture: Chief Restructuring Officer, and The Grayson Company (TGC): Advisor.
Prior to forming Point North, Rick was President and CEO of Dots. Over his 15-year career at Dots, Rick helped grow this small regional close out retailer into a national specialty woman’s brand with over 400 stores in 28 states. Rick led three sale processes culminating in an outright sale of the business to a global private equity fund.
Previously, Rick was CFO of Gantos (Nasdaq: GTOS), a publicly traded $200 million specialty retail chain with 150 stores in 28 states. Early in his career, Rick was a Management Consultant at PriceWaterhouse specializing in strategic planning, merchandising, and organizational development in the retail and service sector. Rick has developed a wide and highly regarded expertise in hardline, softline and specialty retailing spanning his 30 plus year career.
Rick holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Business Administration from Alma College and an M.B.A. from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University.