Richard is a Partner and a Chief Growth officer/Head of OGiQ at Options Group. He joined the firm in October 2014 based in New York and London. With more than 25 years of consulting and recruiting experience, Richard is one of the industry's top advisors, with experience across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. His expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on wealth management, risk, capital markets, consumer banking, technology and operations. Throughout his career, Richard has originated and executed search and competitive intelligence assignments for major investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and alternative investment firms around the globe.
In addition to Richard’s responsibilities for client relationships and search execution, he is also the Global Head of OGiQ, and member of the Partners Operating Committee for The Options Group, Richard is directly responsible for the Firm’s Strategy and Corporate Development Function, Firmwide Marketing and Client Coverage, Business Development and Consultant Support, Competitive Intelligence, Talent Analytics and Consulting, as well as OG University (training and talent development).
Richard began his career at Options Group before founding his own firm, Futures International. He remained at Futures International through its merger with Whitney Group until 2003, then served as Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International. Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Buckingham and is fluent in French and Italian.