Richard has been in the investments industry since 1993, after completing his studies at the University of Alberta, majoring in international economics and American history. After beginning his career as an administrative officer, having performed every available position at the branch level, he became and investment advisor in 1999. He has worked in partnership with industry veteran Ian Oldridge since 2002. Richard was appointed Branch Manager of the Wellington West Capital office in Calgary in August 2006. National Bank acquired Wellington West Inc. in July 2011.

Richard is a native of Edmonton, and a lifelong resident of Alberta. He enjoys traveling, sports, cooking, and live theatre. A recent newlywed, he is the proud husband to Kara Mah.