Ric has over 30 years international business experience with particular expertise in the banking, finance and brokerage sectors. His specialized expertise includes retail banking, bankcard, brokerage, and mergers and acquisitions. Ric has a proven ability to turn projects in crisis around to a successful completion. His skills and expertise in business planning and development, organizational change, operational management, customer/vendor relationship management and strong leadership and team building skills highlight Ric’s experienced management professionalism.
Ric is also one of the founding principals of InnerGate Entertainment, LLC, serving as its President. He also served as President of rMediaEvents, Inc., founded in 2003, a predecessor to InnerGate Entertainment, LLC.
Prior major accomplishments for his US clients included JPMorganChase, where he was Senior Project Manager on the team that successfully merged the Finance Systems Accounts and integrated the finance applications for two multi-national corporations on a worldwide scale. For Chase Manhattan Bank, Ric successfully managed the execution of a critical Payments Data Repository Project coordinating the efforts of the bank, major vendors and the US Postal Service. Ric was Senior Project Manager for Total System Services, Inc., providing discovery and scoping services for converting 3 Brazilian banks' bankcard operations to TSS systems. Other prior US clients include The New York Mercantile Exchange, Merrill Lynch, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
A dual citizen of both the United States and New Zealand, Richard's international client list includes Telecom NZ Ltd., where, as Manager of Planning and Projects during the company's privatization process, he helped to establish the project management and planning services office and participated in the due diligence process for imminent investment by two major American telecom companies. Other prior international clients include Southmark Computers Ltd., Unisys NZ Ltd, Oracle NZ, Wang New Zealand Ltd. and Ernst and Whinney.