Richard specialises in raising capital for later-stage high growth companies with a focus on the region of Auckland. Before joining NZTE, Richard was a Director at KPMG, primarily providing strategy consulting services to high growth companies where he was also a member of KPMG’s global centre of excellence for Venture Capital and part of KPMG’s High Growth Ventures network.
His role at KPMG focussed on strategy consulting where he helped clients build enterprise value, optimise free cash flow, and accelerate their growth via strategic initiatives including market and product development as well as acquisitions, before KPMG Richard worked in the Corporate Strategy team at IAG and also has prior experience in investment roles in the United Kingdom and China.
At NZTE Richard’s areas of focus are, later-stage high-growth companies, strategy and capital sourcing. Richard also has sector interests, working with companies in the areas of Agritech and Medicinal Cannabis.
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury majoring in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Auckland where he researched entrepreneurial recycling and venture capital investment in New Zealand.