Richard W. Courts, II is Chairman of Atlantic Investment Company, a family-owned firm that has a rich history of making equity investments in both public and private businesses as well as commercial real estate. Mr. Courts joined the investment banking firm of Courts & Co. in 1959 at their New York City office in their Trading Department. In 1963, Mr. Courts moved to the Atlanta office as a member of the Investment Banking Department. In 1968, he became a general partner in the firm. Courts & Co. was sold to Reynolds Securities in 1969. After the sale of Courts & Co., Mr. Courts became associated with Atlantic Investment Company where he has served as President and is currently Chairman. Mr. Courts served as a Director of SunTrust Bank, Cousins Properties Incorporated, Genuine Parts Company and Atlantic Investment Company. Mr. Courts also served on the Civic Boards of Piedmont Medical Center, Inc., The University of Georgia Foundation (Trustee Emeritus and Former Chairman), J. Bulow Campbell Foundation (Chairman), Price Gilbert, Jr. Foundation (Chairman), Fraser-Parker Foundation (Trustee), Courts Foundation (President), John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. (Trustee) and the STI Classic Funds (Trustee). Mr. Courts graduated from The Westminster Schools of Atlanta and received his BBA degree from the University of Georgia. He also attended New York University in New York City.