Richard is an early stage technology company advisor providing mentoring and capital raising services. He is an angel investor, a member of Brisbane Angel’s pitch review group, and a non-executive director of two start-ups.
Richard was the Chief Executive Officer of Dark Blue Sea, a Brisbane-based ASX-listed global Internet company specialising in domain names and Internet advertising for nine years. Dark Blue Sea owned one of the largest domain name portfolios in the world and ran a range of businesses including domain name registrars, a domain name management platform for professional owners, web hosting, a pay-per-click search advertising network and an affiliate network.
Before this, Richard had an extensive career in the financial services industry in Sydney. He worked for Bankers Trust Australia in their funds management business for seven years where he traded Australian equities and derivatives, did quantitative, macro and equities research, and was a member of the Asset Allocation group. He also worked for a stockbroking firm for four years, where he executed a range of structured equity and derivative deals. After the firm was acquired by Citigroup, he established its Equity Capital Markets business in Australia and worked on more than 30 successful transactions.
Richard holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Pure Mathematics with majors in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the Australian National University. He is married with three children and lives in Brisbane.