Prior to founding Vance Street in August, 2007, Richard co-founded and served as President of Aurora Capital Group from 1991 through August, 2007. From 1987 to 1991, Richard was a Managing Partner of Acadia Partners, a New York based investment fund. From 1983 to 1987, he served as a Managing Director of Corporate Finance for Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Richard serves on the Board of Visitors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management and chairs the Board of Trustees for Marymount High School in Los Angeles. Richard holds an M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.