Richard Buckner Jr.

Co-founder and CEO, Black Creek Digital

Richard Buckner Jr. is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Creek Digital a company that develops and operates best-in-class computing facilities that support both decentralized networks and high performance computing applications. Before co-founding Black Creek, Richard helped lead special situations, SPAC and crossover investments at Fir Tree Partners a multi-strategy, a NYC based hedge fund. Prior to his time at Fir Tree, Richard was a Vice President at Evercore on the NYC Energy M&A team. Prior to Evercore, Richard worked as an Associate for Greenhill & Co. where he oversaw M&A and restructuring transactions in the energy sector. Richard began his career working as an engineer for ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66.

Richard received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.