Richard is a Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global activities and strategic direction. He leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics and brings over three decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role. Richard is a member of the firm’s investment committee.
Prior to establishing Evolution, Richard was a Partner at Alpha Associates, a venture capital and private equity firm where he led investments in software, media and infrastructure companies and was a member of the investment committee overseeing a multi-billion dollar investment program. Previously, he was a founding investor in Sixty-K and NejTV where he held various executive and non-executive roles. He is an investor and board member in category-defining software companies like AVG Technologies, OpenDNS, Cognitive Security, Carbon Black, Security Scorecard, Onapsis, LogPoint, DFLabs, Fortscale and Panaseer.
Richard holds an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business, a Juris Doctor from the New York Law School and a B.A. from Pace University. He was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows. He sits on the global advisory board of the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.