Rich is a veteran leader of several start-up ventures and mature business units across a variety of industry segments, including: office automation software, information technology outsourcing, turnkey networking, pricing analytics software, and renewable energy structured finance.
Currently Rich is responsible for Corporate Development at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry (“WBI”). Prior to WBI, served as CEO of Advantage for Analysts (“Advantage”), a provider of structured finance solutions primarily to the U.S. renewable energy market. In 2009, he led the Advantage MBO and its divestiture from B&B. During his tenure at Advantage, he has overseen more than $3B in closed renewable energy transactions involving relationships across a wide range of industry participants, including: developers, sponsors, tax equity investors, utilities, private equity investors, and government officials.
Rich is a frequent speaker at renewable energy conferences on a variety of topics, including: industry trends, tax equity financing, and valuation. Prior to Advantage, Rich held management positions and raised equity capital for a number of ventures and supported the IPOs for two businesses. As an executive at EDS and Keane, Rich lead six transactions with a total deal value of more than $500M.