Rich Mullen

Rich Mullen

Founding Partner
Chief Executive Officer

In 2019, Rich Mullen, a seasoned wealth management professional with a decades-long track record of success, co-founded Pallas Capital Advisors and serves as CEO. At Pallas Capital, Rich specializes in delivering highly personalized investment counsel to the firm’s largest clients, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, and families. As the leader of the investment team, he plays a pivotal role in shaping investment portfolios and guiding the firm’s overall investment philosophy.

In his role as the founder and CEO of Pallas Capital, Rich leverages his influence to lead innovative efforts in reshaping the modern independent advisor model. His vision extends to providing advisor teams with abundant resources, fostering a strong and positive culture, promoting camaraderie, and ensuring their clients access to compelling investment options.

Throughout his extensive career, Rich has guided ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families across a wide spectrum of financial domains, including financial planning, estate and tax planning, asset management, and portfolio construction. Leveraging the wealth of knowledge accumulated over three decades, Rich and his co-founders wisely recognized the significant potential in their wealth of expertise. The unique Pallas model they created, combined with their experience, positions them to grow their practice while concurrently enhancing the overall experience for their existing clients.

Before entering the financial services field, Rich served in the U.S. House as a legislative aide to U.S. Representative Morris K. Udall and as an assistant to U.S. Presidential Candidate Bruce Babbitt, initially with the intent of pursuing a career in law. However, Rich’s path took a new direction as he delved into the financial services industry, ultimately pivoting his career at Prudential Securities following his government service.

After five years as a Vice President at Prudential, Rich’s career advanced as he assumed the roles of Senior Vice President of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley. This journey spanned over 11 years. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Rich distinguished himself as one of the select 168 U.S.-based investment representatives within Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management (PWM), an exclusive division serving ultra-high net worth clients. In this capacity, he continued to provide highly customized investment counsel to CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, family offices, stewards of families, and endowments.

After his Morgan Stanley tenure, Rich co-founded Minot Light Advisors at UBS Financial. Over eight years, he served as a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS, providing investment counsel for the team’s largest clients by collaborating closely with the portfolio management team.

Rich holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and an ICP from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Most recently, Rich has expanded his educational horizons, earning an executive education degree in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Rich finds enjoyment in golf, offshore fishing, and exploring the world with his family and friends. He is also actively involved in various local and national charities and holds a board position at a non-profit organization. Rich and his family call Scituate, MA home, where he resides with his wife, Lisa, and their three children.

Rich Mullen’s journey in the financial services industry has been marked by unwavering dedication, expertise, and a passion for innovation, making him a true leader in his field and an invaluable asset to Pallas Capital Advisors.

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