Managing Director, Southern California
Richard has 30 years of experience bringing leadership to growth and underperforming businesses and improving their performance. He has held senior executive positions as a CEO, CFO, COO, CRO, Court appointed Receiver and strategic advisor, as well as serving as a director on public and private company boards. Richard’s experience spans the food, energy, consumer products, healthcare, and specialty retail industry sectors. As a Court-appointed Receiver of a medical practice, he returned twice the estimated amount to the plaintiff bank. As CEO of an 80 year old publicly traded nutraceutical company, Richard led the company through a Chapter 11 reorganization. In 16 months he increased revenue 35% and doubled revenue from its largest customer, Sam’s Club. Earlier in his career, as CEO of a Fujifilm distributor in New Zealand, Richard achieved return on capital over 30% annually and led Fujifilm to a #1 ranking in five of seven key categories. He has also been Chief Restructuring Officer of an ethnic consumer snacks manufacturer and distributor.