Karissa Olson

Karissa Olson

Karissa Olson is the Executive Assistant to CEO Nicholas Smith.  In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Ms. Olson’s also responsible for managing client relations, supporting Rice Park’s internal and external marketing initiatives, managing Rice Park’s...
Patrice Blaeser

Patrice Blaeser

Patrice Blaeser is Senior Compliance and Governance Paralegal and Assistant Secretary at Rice Park. Patrice’s responsibilities include the daily oversight, management, and implementation of best practices in legal, governance and compliance, including entity...
Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Nick Smith is the founder, managing partner and Chief Executive Officer of Rice Park Capital, overseeing all aspects of Rice Park’s strategies and operations. Nick brings nearly 25 years of experience to his role. Before founding Rice Park Capital, Nick served as...
Chris Bixby

Chris Bixby

Chris Bixby is Managing Director of Venture Capital Strategies for Rice Park and is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and managing investments in early to mid-stage technology companies operating in the real estate-based finance, equity, services and...