Senior Management

Don Rice

Chief Executive Officer

(212) 908-9200

Tim Barbera

Managing Director, Head of Underwriting, Sales and Trading

(212) 908-9260

Lisa Torrence, Esq.

General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer

(212) 908-9203


Specialized Expertise

Rice Financial devotes all necessary resources to assist clients in reaching and exceeding their financing goals.  With both a professional and a personal commitment to seeing clients succeed, every task we are assigned is undertaken with the thoroughness and attention to detail that are trademarks of our firm.

Our senior bankers have been trained at bulge bracket firms in analytics, credit, sales and structuring.  Rice Financial was formed by bankers and salesmen who came from Merrill Lynch. Don Rice, CEO, recruited seasoned and highly analytical bankers from other Wall Street firms, then provided them a platform that capitalized on these talents.  Together with our veteran sales and trading force, whose members have long-standing investor relationships, our platform results in highly competitive financing structures and interest rates.


At Rice Financial, you will be assisted by an experienced, hands-on banking team that holistically understands your credit, your goals, your system and your needs.  This will allow us to present these factors effectively to the rating agencies and to investors.

Exceptional Diversity

At Rice Financial, our diversity initiative has been very simple—we exhaustively and sincerely seek out diverse candidates each and every time we hire someone. Further, our CEO personally approves every hire at the firm, and he does so through the lens of increasing our firm’s already outstanding record of diversity. This initiative and approval process has been in effect since our founding more than 25 years ago, and the results speak for themselves. Rice Financial has been and remains the industry leader in providing career opportunities for minority employees. We have encountered our share of impediments in building our business over the years, and we enthusiastically support efforts to promote greater inclusion of small or disadvantaged businesses in the municipal finance arena.