Richard is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of wireless telecom industry experience. Most recently, he co-founded and served as the CEO of Wipit, Inc. - a mobile payments venture focused on serving unbanked and underbanked consumers. Wipit is invested by and partnered with most notably Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT), H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), and Core Innovation Capital.
In June 2013, Wipit announced a partnership with Boost Mobile; a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint (NYSE: S) and a leader in prepaid wireless. Wipit is the program manager powering the cutting-edge co-branded "Boost Mobile Wallet" and "Sprint Money Express" services bringing mobile financial services to Sprint's enormous smartphone carrying subscriber base.
Prior to his role at Wipit, Richard was as an equity partner at VHA and Eureka Revenue Inc. (Eureka!), where he carried the roles of Vice President of Sales and General Manager. VHA and Eureka! are national leaders in the distribution of prepaid telecom products and were previously the highest volume distributors for Boost Mobile. Richard guided Eureka! through its entrepreneurial stages and established it as a leading distributor of prepaid airtime. He has also held executive positions at several distribution partners of AT&T Wireless, where he worked closely with the wireless carrier in developing highly successful wholesale and retail distribution.Richard received his MBA from The USC Marshall School of Business in their Global Executive program.
In his free time, Richard enjoys practicing Gracie jiu-jitsu, photography, and motorsports. He is passionate about social entrepreneurism and opportunities to improve the lives of those in need.