Richard graduated from Bristol University in 1995 with a BSc in Economics and Accounting. He joined Deloitte that year where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).
In 1999, Richard moved into investment banking, joining ABN AMRO's European Mergers and Acquisition Advisory team.
In 2006, as an Executive Director, Richard went on to run ABN AMRO's European Oil and Gas Corporate Finance team. From 2008 until 2011, Richard was a senior Director in Barclays Captial's Mergers and Acquisitions team. During his investment banking career, Richard has advised companies in a variety of sectors on M&A and capital raising transactions totalling over £30 billion in value.
In September 2011, Richard joined Smythe House to drive the development of the company and to bring specialist investment analysis skills to add to Smythe House's service capabilities.