Richard leverages over 30 years of industry experience to lead all financial and administrative activities. He works hand in hand with CEO Steve Upshaw and the rest of the executive team to drive growth and carry out the company’s tech-forward strategy. Richard’s prior experience includes CFO positions in public, private and private equity companies, including IC RealTech Inc., Signature Consultants LLC, PRC LLC, and Stock Spirits (USA) Inc. He has deep experience in leading companies through various life cycles and scaling businesses for profitable growth. Richard is also a certified public accountant, certified management accountant and certified fraud examiner in both the United States and United Kingdom. Originally from the UK, Richard earned his ACCA in accounting and finance from North London University. He currently serves on the board of directors for Step Up for Students, a nonprofit providing low-income and special-needs students with scholarships covering tuition, textbooks and therapies. He is also the former president and a current board member for Financial Executives International’s South Florida Chapter, an organization dedicated to advancing ethical and responsible financial management.