Highly intuitive and discerning, Richard has a unique way of bringing relevance and perspective to business challenges. He tells it like it is and says it the way he sees it! By focusing on people, he builds solid relationships, structured accountability and purposeful action into daily operations and management.
Joining the United States Navy after high school, Richard spent his early “active duty” life as a Navy Corpsman. After Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Training – unparalleled training in systematic problem-solving and team operations – he served his remaining time with the Marine Corps “Devil Dogs” as a FMF Corpsman.
Richard’s post-military career was in law enforcement, serving in one of the nation’s highest crime areas. Ultimately exposing him to both the best and worst sides of humanity, teaching him some of his greatest life lessons. Eight years in, he joined the Special Operations Division as a Task Force Officer, where he coordinated operations for multi-national, multi-jurisdictional agencies. This is where having the right people, in the right position was not only important, but mission critical.
At the pinnacle of his 10+ year law enforcement success, Richard took a position as a Law Enforcement Professional in Afghanistan. He worked with units from the U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan locals to forge strategic relationships, gather critical intelligence, and provide collaboration among units.
A graduate of leadership and organizational development at Texas A&M University, Richard matched his real-world experience with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of organizations and transformational change. His minor in Military Science gives him in-depth knowledge of the military principles used to develop leaders, teamwork, and decision-making skills crucial to success in any organization. His second minor in Creative Studies showed him how to help others see new perspectives, foster innovation, and develop a divergent thought process.