Michael Richter - The Ambassadors
Founding Partner of ECP and National Hockey League All-Star
Michael Richter enjoyed a successful 15 year career with the New York Rangers where he was a three time NHL All-Star and in 1994 led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years. Mr. Richter also represented the United States on numerous international competitions including three Olympic teams, earning World Cup gold in 1996 and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002. While with the Rangers, Mr. Richter set numerous single season and career records and, in 2004, his jersey became only the third retired by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. After retiring, Mr. Richter enrolled in Yale University and received his degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy.
Michael Richter then became a founding Partner of Environmental Capital Partners (ECP). Begun in 2007, Environmental Capital Partners is a $100 million fund focusing on growth and buyout investments in the environmental space. ECP's target opportunities are defined as any company that will benefit from, or is in any way related to the global macro trends impacting the environment, including: an increasing population, depletion of natural resources, accelerated accumulation of waste, and their cumulative effect on human health and welfare.
Mr. Richter, a lifelong environmentalist, currently serves in a number of positions promoting the sustainable use of natural resources including the Board of Directors for Riverkeeper, the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy/ Adirondack Land Trust, as well as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Sierra Club. He recently began collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council in their efforts to bring best ecological practices to the sports industry, and launched Athletes for a Healthy Planet (www.A4HP.org), an organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the connection of environmental issues to human health, economy, social justice, and well-being. He is the chairman of the new Aspen Institute's Sport and Society Program dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of athletic participation in society.