Caliber Advisors is pleased to announce that Rick Knoll has joined the firm as a Director in the firm’s Chicago – Illinois Technology and Research Corridor (“ITRC”) office. Rick brings over 20 years of experience performing business valuation and corporate advisory work for companies across an array of industries. In addition to his many years in leadership positions at multiple business valuation firms, Rick brings practical experience from his service as the Chief Financial Officer of a venture-backed technology company and as a financial consultant to a range of companies from the middle-market to the Fortune 50.

“I can’t overstate our excitement that Rick has decided to join Caliber,” said Joe Ruble, Managing Director of Caliber’s Chicago – ITRC office. “Rick brings a wealth of technical skills and real-world experience to Caliber that can’t be matched. Rick has the unique ability to not only quickly establish a physical understanding of a company’s operations, but also the ability to utilize complex financial theory to determine a company’s value within those operational constraints. The added bonus is his ability to explain these findings in an easily digestible manner.”

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master Business Administration degree in Finance, all from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Rick can be reached at