Board of Directors
A member of Forbes’ exclusive, invitation-only Technology Council, Richard is a global business executive, entrepreneur, and cybersecurity leader with three decades of broad-based business experience.
Richard began his career as a CPA and CISA in the Audit and Enterprise Risk Management practices of Coopers & Lybrand, Price Waterhouse, and Arthur Andersen. After Andersen’s establishment of Accenture, Richard launched his first entrepreneurial venture as founder of a leading managed security service provider (MSSP), Guarded Networks, Inc (GNI), which was sold in 2004 for $25 million. He later joined the executive team of Perimeter E-Security where he served as CEO, President, COO and CISO. During a six-year period of execution, the company achieved 6x revenue growth and 10x profit expansion. In 2007, Perimeter E-Security was successfully sold to a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs and Bessemer Venture Partners for $232 million.
Richard has led capital raises greater than $100 million and managed organizations from startup to $250-million exit valuations in over 40 countries. Richard has served as founder, COO, CISO, and President of several large cybersecurity organizations, including tenure as President of APA Cyber Business at global military-defense contractor, BAE Systems.
Richard serves on the Board of Directors at PatientLock and is currently the CEO of SilverSky, a global leader in cybersecurity and compliance with focus on the financial and defense sectors.