Richard is CEO & Senior Managing Partner of Media Investment Group. MIG provides investment, consulting and management services focusing on technology, social networking, digital media, streaming, VR/ AI and other platform, applications and technologies. Richard was the original senior director and head of international business development & strategy at Facebook He has served as an executive, investor, board member, founder, or consultant to numerous transformative technology companies in TMT, mobile, video distribution, streaming, monetization, advertising, social and content sharing networks.
Prior to FB, Richard served as CFO and Senior Vice President of Disney’s Worldwide Television Group where he managed finance, business development and equity ventures. He coordinated and oversaw financial, business development, strategy, as well as the equity joint ventures group for Disney, representing several billion dollars in annual revenue.
Previously, Richard served in operational, advisory and/or executive management roles within Viacom Entertainment Group, Paramount Pictures as well as HBO International and Warner Bros International Television groups.
Richard has been involved with various philanthropic activities, including serving as chairman of a global charitable initiative driving philanthropic activities across the social Internet, as well as participating in several White House, World Economic Forum and United Nations summits and other leadership initiatives on technology, media, television, social investing, sustainability, philanthropy and job creation. He is on the Board of the University of Cumbria’s Institute for Leadership and Sustainability in the UK.
He has held Series 7 and Series 63 licenses with FINRA. He is an avid sportsman (tennis, swimming, running), travels extensively and enjoys boating.