Rick Hess

Rick is a highly seasoned technology investor and strategic advisor. Rick founded Evolution Media Capital in 2008, an investment advisory firm created in partnership with Creative Artists Agency and served as its Managing Partner.

He then formed Evolution Media, the early growth investing vehicle of TPG, which invested in partnership with TPG from 2012-2019. Prior to Evolution Media, Rick created and led the Film Finance Group at CAA. Under his leadership there, the group packaged, raised financing for, or sold more than 125 feature films, including Academy Award-winning films Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Goodnight and Good Luck and The Tree of Life. Previously, he held executive positions at various film production companies.