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Dick Thatcher

Managing Director

Richard W. Thatcher, Jr. is a founding partner and managing director of Fairmount Partners. Dick specializes in mergers and acquisitions, strategic/financial advisory services, and private financings for emerging growth companies. His clients include leading middle-market and entrepreneur-led companies in the information technology and business services sectors.



Prior to founding the Company, Dick led Investec Inc.’s corporate finance practice serving those same sectors. In 1992, Dick joined PMG Capital, Investec’s predecessor firm, following an extensive career as head of mergers and acquisitions for AGS Computers Inc., a major information technology software and consulting services company, where he focused on the financial services, telecommunications, computer manufacturing, and distribution industries. Dick joined AGS when they purchased his firm, Atlantic Management Systems, of which he was founder and CEO. Atlantic specialized in project management and systems development software and consulting services. Prior to founding Atlantic, he served in various marketing positions with IBM.



​Dick has served on the boards of a variety of technology companies, private and public. He also has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).


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