Smashburger Chairmain Rick Schaden

Rick Schaden, who established Consumer Capital Partners in 2006 with his father, currently serves the Denver-headquartered investment, advisory, and marketing company as CEO. The firm has drawn on his extensive entrepreneurial experience to fund and operate a variety of start-up businesses in the restaurant, consumer, and sports sectors. Among the emergent Denver-based businesses that he has fast-tracked in recent years are the Smashburger chain, modern & casual dining Tom‘s Urban, and Live Basil Pizza.

Through Consumer Capital Partners, Rick also has investments in banking and financial services, and both commercial and residential rental real estate. Rick is also a dedicated supporter of a range of charitable causes that focus on expanding educational opportunities for young people, assisting homeless families in finding both housing and other services needed to transition into more stable lifestyle and alleviating extreme poverty around the world.