Co-Founder, CEO and Co-CIO, Värde Partners
George Hicks is chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Värde Partners, which he co-founded in 1993. A partner of the firm, George oversees Värde's global investment strategy and management, and serves as chairman of its Investment Committee. Earlier, George was senior vice president of Cargill Financial, the financial services subsidiary of Cargill, where he helped build and manage the company's worldwide merchant banking department. A lawyer by training, George also was counsel in the Cargill legal department. George serves on the Board of Trustees of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and History. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.