Rugger Burke is a principal and investment committee member at Satori Capital where he also serves as co-general counsel. As part of his day-to-day responsibilities, he helps lead the private equity investment team and serves as one of the firm’s representatives on the boards of a number of the firm’s portfolio companies.
Rugger previously served as the CEO of Minlam Asset Management LLC, the investment manager for the Minlam Microfinance Fund, an emerging market debt fund with an investment strategy focused on providing debt capital to microfinance institutions globally. Between the date of inception and the date of its successful sale to GMG-MicroVest, the Fund provided more than $85 million in debt investments to 53 microfinance institutions in 31 countries with a cumulative loan default rate of less than 1%.
Prior to entering the field of finance, Rugger acted as the managing partner of a Dallas-based law firm which served as corporate counsel to a diverse range of clients from early-stage entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 Companies. In addition to leading the firm in the areas of business organization, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, Rugger served as a Master in Chancery as well as a receiver, having been appointed by the courts to take possession of and operate various businesses in a number of proceedings.
Rugger attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, earning both a Bachelor of Science in mathematics as well as a Juris Doctor. He maintains licenses to practice in a number of jurisdictions including Texas and New York and is licensed by FINRA to serve as a public arbitrator in disputes relating to the securities industry. Rugger is also Charter Holder of the CAIA Association, a global organization that certifies professional expertise and ethical standards in the field of investment.
Additionally, Rugger also speaks and writes on the subjects of investment and sustainability. His most recent article: “Sustainability in the Boardroom: Reconsidering Fiduciary Duty under Revlon in the Wake of Public Benefit Corporation Legislation,” was published in the Virginia Law & Business Review.
As part of his commitment to public service, Rugger serves on the board of Paper for Water, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean drinking water to people in developing countries. Rugger is the past chairman of the board of both the Metrocrest Medical Foundation as well as the SPCA of Texas, Inc.