Richard is an investment banker with the Riverside Management Group and a serial entrepreneur currently working with several start-up companies in the consumer, healthcare, and technology industries.
Most recently, Richard served as the Chief Operating Officer of Latin America Corporate & Investment Banking (LACIB) for MUFG (formerly known as Bank of Tokyo), Richard developed and managed a comprehensive global corporate and investment banking capability for Latin American clients. The department grew from a $4B to a $19 billion portfolio conducting business in over 10 Latin American countries including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia with annualized revenue exceeding $250 million.
Prior to joining MUFG, Richard co-founded and led Vivo Health, Inc. in 2008 in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. Vivo Health advanced the Health System’s mission of building healthy communities by extending their traditional healthcare care continuum into non-traditional spaces. Richard was responsible for launching new Vivo Health businesses, including retail ambulatory pharmacies, medical supply marketplaces, online consumer resources, a digital signage network, and fitness and wellness centers. Prior to Vivo Health, Richard helped launch two other companies, one in healthcare finance and the other in online data mining and research.
Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance. He is a former member of the University’s Board of Governors and has been awarded the President’s Cup for his role as Chairman of the Leadership Gift Committee. As a student and alumnus, Richard has worked on initiatives in the Georgetown Community to reduce harm and promote healthy behaviors surrounding student alcohol abuse and has published the work in the Journal of American College Health. Mr. Bennett continues to support the Georgetown television station and film festival serving as a frequent judge or alumni panelist after serving as the General Manager of the University’s television station and co-founder of the University’s annual film festival.
Richard holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.