George Hicks

George Hicks

Formal First Name

George Hicks is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Värde Partners. He was the original architect of the firm’s investment thesis and philosophy that helped Värde in navigating a dynamic investing environment. He has presided over the growth of the firm, overseeing its transition from a start-up to a global enterprise with the infrastructure required to support a diverse investor base. Hicks has also served as a lead creditor in several corporate restructurings and has served on the boards of a number of the portfolio companies owned by the Värde funds.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Hicks is a Member of the Värde Partners' Investment Committee
  • He played an integral role in developing the mandates and raising the capital for Värde’s funds. 
  • He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Asia Society.
  • He served as Senior Vice President of Cargill Financial, where he helped build and manage the company’s worldwide merchant banking department. 
  • A lawyer by training, he also served as counsel in the Cargill legal department.