RHB partners work in a collaborative manner for the benefit of their trust clients bringing together a combined 100+ years of experience in estate planning, tax preparation, investment management, and trust administration.

Our Management Team

Robert G. Bannish

Bob Bannish is the president of Rice, Heard & Bigelow and has been a shareholder and director of the firm since January 2001. Prior to joining RHB, Bob spent his entire legal career at the Boston law firm of Hutchins & Wheeler. He was a partner in that firm and chairman of its trusts & estates practice. He brought to RHB his expertise in estate planning and administration, trust management, the settlement...

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Gregory Gullickson

Greg Gullickson joined Rice, Heard & Bigelow in 1986, following his graduation from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science degree in Economics in 1985 and employment at Fidelity Management & Research. Greg received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1990, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He became a shareholder and director...

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Zachary Bourque

Zach Bourque joined Rice, Heard & Bigelow in 2001, and in 2010 he became a shareholder and director. He was awarded his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2004 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Boston Society. Zach received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Middlebury College where he was an Economics major.

Zach is a current Trustee of Middlebury and is a past President...

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Kevin T. McQuaid

Kevin McQuaid joined Rice, Heard & Bigelow in August of 2010, and in 2011 he became a shareholder and director. He also became the firm’s tax manager at that time. Prior to joining RHB, Kevin was the tax manager for the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP, and its predecessor, Hutchins & Wheeler, and served as the Tax Systems Manager for Nixon Peabody Fiduciary Services. Kevin has more than 35 years of...

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Sarah M. Allen

Sarah Allen became a shareholder and director of Rice, Heard & Bigelow in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner in the Boston law firm of Pabian & Russell, LLC. At Pabian & Russell, Sarah served as co-manager of the firm’s estate planning and administration department. Her legal practice was concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration and probate litigation....

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Adam C. Rutledge

Adam Rutledge is a Senior Investment Associate at Rice, Heard & Bigelow, which he joined in 2010. Adam holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Boston, from which he received a fellowship for studies in finance and economics. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, earned a master’s degree summa cum laude at Yale University under Professor Harold Bloom, and completed a doctorate in English Literature at Brandeis University. Adam has served as the Treasurer of the Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill since 2012, is President of the Board of the Sears Charitable Trust, and serves on the boards of several arts and letters organizations in Boston.