Research Experience Start Date: 1998
KAR Start Date: 1995
Sector Coverage: Large-capitalization communication services, energy, financials, and utilities sectors
Education: M.B.A., Finance, University of Southern California, B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Prior Work Experience:
Marketing Analyst – Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management
Operations/Marketing Supervisor – Pilgrim Asset Management
What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job:
Richard enjoys the fact that there is always something new to learn. It could be a new business that we have never looked at in the past or it could be re-examining a business that we have haven’t looked at in a number of years. We are constantly getting new pieces of information that give us more knowledge. He loves learning about new things and you really get to satisfy your curiosity with this job.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Working at KAR:
Richard loves working at KAR because it is a very collegial and open company. We are not the kind of place where everyone shuts their door and stays to themselves. We work together and we talk about things all the time. From that, you get different perspectives and you learn more than if you are just off on your own. We spend a lot of time together educating each other. Richard believes this leads to more knowledge and, therefore, better investment results for our clients.
What Are You Involved in Outside of Work:
Time outside of work is spent with family. Richard has two boys and they keep him busy, whether it is helping them with their homework or shuttling them to different activities. They also like to go to the park to play ball and love to hike. If he has any free time, he loves to read history, financial books and if he totally wants to escape, he’ll read some Stephen King.