Richard has over 25 years of corporate finance, investment banking and capital market experience. After graduating with an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Richard worked in the Investment Banking Division at Citibank Canada. Richard then went on to develop golf courses and home communities in both Canada and the United States. He subsequently founded a boutique corporate advisory firm and has provided financial, strategic and management expertise for numerous entrepreneurs and companies in such diverse industries as mining, financial services, mortgage financing, motorcoach tours, structural lifting, biofuels, medical devices, online vehicle auctions, nanotechnology, online travel, and natural resources.
In 2012 Richard successfully led the going public transaction of a Canadian junior gold exploration company on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Through that experience Richard further developed his skills in business structuring, securities law, capital raising, shareholder relationships and corporate governance.