Richard is a co-founder of ACF and has 20 years of investment banking experience in a variety of sectors including leisure, food, media and entertainment. Richard's experience in corporate finance includes acquisitions, private equity and debt fundraising, selling companies and strategic advice.
Richard has been honored in Variety’s prestigious Dealmakers Impact Report many times over the past 7 years. This annual report recognizes the entertainment industry’s most influential deal makers and their contribution to the industry through the significant deals they have closed.
Previously Richard was a cornerstone in Grant Thornton's media and entertainment team with a specific focus on TV production and distribution. He has advised on transactions covering many territories including the UK, Europe, US, Canada and Far East markets.
Richard commenced his career in 1995 at Scottish-based Acumen Accountants and Advisors Limited. Following the completion of his training contract in 1999, Richard joined the major food producer Grampian Country Food Group Limited, before joining Grant Thornton in 2001.
Growing up in Scotland, Richard has worked hard to adapt to the California lifestyle and weather.
Richard is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and having passed Series 79 and 63 is a FINRA registered representative of ACF.