Chief Financial Officer
Richard has been the Chief Financial Officer of the College of Adaptive Arts since September 2013. He met Co-Founder, DeAnna Pursai at a Chamber of Commerce mixer and found the school a very worthwhile cause. He has worked as a Chief Financial Officer and Controller for a number of companies in Silicon Valley.
Richard is a Financial Professional/Management Consultant with a exceptionally broad range of experience and education in many aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management which are used to develop solutions to complex problems.
A graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio with BA in German and Russian, an MBA with majors in Accounting and Finance, and a MA in International Business (South East Asian Concentration-Indonesia) from that university. Richard holds an additional Masters degree in Information Systems from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and also holds or held the following designations; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Held FINRA Series 6,63,65,7, 31 licenses.