Rick Childs - Large

Rick L. Childs

Partner, Advisory

3815 River Crossing Parkway, Suite 300

Post Office Box 40977

Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0977

United States

Rick Childs is a partner with the Crowe LLP advisory service group and he leads the delivery of transaction and valuation services for financial institutions.  

Rick has 25 years of experience providing audit services and consulting to clients on corporate finance, regulatory, and capital planning issues. His expertise includes:

  • Merger and acquisition analysis and planning
  • Evaluation of specific M&A situations including valuation, feasibility, pricing, and funding alternatives
  • Strategic planning for thrifts and banks
  • Assistance to investor groups with formation of de novo banks and trust companies


Financial Institutions

  • Consulted credit unions regarding voluntary mergers or regulatory assisted transactions including the accounting and financial impact of a charter conversion
  • Assisted financial institutions and private equity groups acquire failed bank and thrift entities from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, work included evaluation of pricing, structuring, due diligence, and regulatory issues
  • Worked with more than 30 investor groups forming de novo banks and trust companies
  • Provided finance, accounting, tax, and auditing assistance to state and national bank charters

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Indiana Society of Certified Public Accountants member
  • Association for Investment Management and Research member
  • Indianapolis Society of Financial Analysts member
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute member
  • CFA Institute of Indianapolis member


  • Master of Science, Management
    Purdue University