Richard is the President at PasswordBox, the leading digital identity company. He is a serial entrepreneur and company builder, now active as an executive investor, advisor, and Board member with a number of high-growth companies at the intersection of security, cloud, and mobile, the same space in which he built and successfully exited several companies, and holds several patents.

Richard was a Founding Partner at CC Stratus Capital, an investment firm that helps North American and European companies enter the fast-growing Chinese market.

Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Enomaly, a pioneer and leader in the cloud computing and cloud security space, culminating in the acquisition of Enomaly by Virtustream in 2011.

He was formally the founder and CEO/CTO of Assurent Secure Technologies, a SaaS company in the IT Security space that was acquired in 2006. At Assurent he led the creation of the world’s leading threat intelligence capabilities, which today power 48 of the world’s top 50 IT security product companies, as well as global financial services, high-tech, law enforcement, and national intelligence organizations.

He is often quoted by the press, and appeared on the cover of CIO Magazine, as well as frequent appearances in media such as the New York Times, CBS, NBC, USA Today, etc. and hundreds of technology publications.

Richard holds a Ph.D. and multiple patents in the fields of cloud and software security.