The principals of Spell Capital Partners are widely regarded as accomplished, experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, successful investment track records and solid business networks. Spell professionals have extensive contacts and industry relationships

enabling them to identify promising opportunities. They also have the knowledge and skills to analyze performance, assess the strength of management teams, obtain the necessary financing and consummate transactions.

James W. Rikkers
Managing Director

Jim joined Spell Capital in 2005 and has significant experience in all aspects of private equity buyout investing. Mr. Rikkers has been involved in the financing of mergers and acquisitions for over 20 years and has been investing as a principal for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Spell Capital, Jim was a Vice President with the Mezzanine Capital group of Wells Fargo where he was active in deal origination, structuring and portfolio investment management. Before that he played key roles in a variety of Wells Fargo’s leveraged lending units. He has also served on the board of directors of several private companies. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.