Richard Fraim

Richard Fraim serves as President & COO for Ellis Communications, a venture capital and merchant banking firm focused on investments in the media and technology industries. Fraim joined Ellis Communications in 2011, and is responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including: deal structuring, due diligence, investment monitoring, and operational support of portfolio companies.


Prior to joining Ellis Communications, Fraim worked at Private Advisors LLC, a $3.5 billion asset management firm located Richmond, VA that specializes in alternative investment strategies. At Private Advisors, Fraim was responsible for portfolio and risk analysis on a $2.5 billion portfolio of hedge fund investments, and also served on the firm’s hedge fund risk committee. Fraim was also involved in the management, monitoring, and due diligence of investments.


Fraim holds a MS Commerce degree with a concentration in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce, where he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.