J. Richard Knop

Richard Knop is a managing member of FedCap Partners LLC, a private equity fund he co-founded in 2010 with more than 20 years experience in investment banking. The Virginia-based firm focuses on federal technology and national security companies. Knop is also one of the principals of KBM, the exclusive federal contracting partner for Macquarie Corp., the leading investor in the world in infrastructure, including critical infrastructure.


Prior to FedCap, Knop co-founded the Windsor Group in 1992, the first investment bank focused on the government/defense contracting industry and built it into the premier investment bank for that industry. It was acquired by BB&T Bank in 2005 and Knop led BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group until 2009. 


Knop received a juris doctorate with honors from George Washington University and a bachelor's from Indiana University. He has been a recipient of both the Washington Technology’s Financier of the Year and the Association of Corporate Growth’s Dealmaker of the Year awards. Additionally, the Boy Scouts of America named Knop an Annual Technology “Good Scout” and George Washington University presented him a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.


Knop served as a member of the board of trustees for George Washington University, and is an emeritus member of the board of advisors for the GW Law School. He is a former chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, now part of the McCrary Institute at Auburn. He also served as president and board member of the Association of Corporate Growth for Washington, D.C., and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.