During the past 12 years, Richard has been engaged as a program manager / business analyst on
over 175 projects for 89 different industries, in such fields as computer technology and security, finance
& banking, software research & development, e-commerce, aerospace, electronics and computer
manufacturing, military and government operations, education, medical, legal, ship building, oil field
construction, logging, sales force supervision, recruiting and staffing.
As founding member of www.StratXTeam.com,
Richard instrumentally contributed to the launch of this global online consortium dedicated to researchers,
academics, and business practitioners who are passionate about collaborating on the changing paradigms for planning
and executing effective strategies. StratX provides expertise in methods used to align daily operations with
corporate vision, and ensuring those operations actually advance the business toward that vision.
Currently, one of Rich's major clients is the State of Michigan, where he has been engaged to
oversee the development and implementation of a major new software system for the state's Housing Development
From May 2005 to December 2008, he was on contract with a multi-state financial
institution, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was the strategic program manager for that
company’s enterprise data warehouse. His project teams’ responsibilities included converting the computer
systems of newly-acquired institutions, developing financial data marts, and standardizing the general
ledgers amongst six affiliate banks, whose balance sheet assets exceed $43 billion.
Previously, Richard held positions as chief operating officer for a public key infrastructure
company; as the executive vice president of a software development firm; as a practice director for a
computer consulting company; as operations manager for an aerospace defense contractor; as a magistrate for
the Commonwealth of Virginia; as a community college instructor (physics, mathematics & computer
science); and as Director of the Electronics & Telecommunications Evaluation Center, Office of the
Secretary of Defense.
Prior to his civilian endeavors, Richard served on active duty for 14 years in the United
States Army, throughout the U.S. and Asia, with duties in both the Infantry and Intelligence branches. His
awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Cross of Gallantry (Vietnamese), and Purple
His education was received at Norwich University (MBA),The University of the State of New York
(BS, AS), Utah Technical College (AS), and at eight military service schools, including the US Military
Academy at West Point, NY, with studies in the disciplines of signals & human intelligence, project
planning & management, Judge Advocate General, combat infantry, languages/cultures (Japanese, Vietnamese,
French.) Richard is also a graduate of the Advanced Project Management Program at Stanford University in Palo
Richard enjoys exploring the world and engaging in most sports and outdoor recreational
activities, such as hiking, SCUBA, skydiving, tennis and golf, as well as a wide variety of cultural
activities. Richard is married to the former Genie Malm of San Francisco, California; they currently make
their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.