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Rick Bauerly '91

Rick Bauerly organized and serves as the Managing Partner of Granite Equity Partners, a private investment company focused on investing in, governing, and growing established, private companies in Greater Minnesota. As Managing Partner, Rick focuses on the firm's long-term strategy and organization development efforts, and serves on portfolio company boards including Aeration Industries International, Atomic Learning, and DeZURIK. Early in his career, Rick was a Business Analyst with Deloitte & Touche. Following Deloitte & Touche, he served as a General Manager at Bauerly Companies and then co-founded Venture Allies, a small business consulting firm with his sister Shelly Bauerly Kopel. Rick was formerly the Finance Committee Chair and a Director of the Centracare Health System. He is a board member and the volunteer Executive Director for the Anderson Center, as well as the Forum Leader for its Governance Forum. Rick is a Leader in Giving for the United Way and a Past President of the Saint John's University National Alumni Association. Graduating with honors from Saint John's University with degrees in Economics and Management, Rick went on to earn a Master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Raised on his family's farm in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, Rick developed an affinity for nature and animals. An avid reader, he is a student of the practice of leadership. Rick and his wife Helga live with their two daughters in rural Sauk Rapids, Minnesota