Institutional Sales Manager
Richard is the Institutional Sales Manager for GMT. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he worked as a fund manager in the U.S. financial markets. He then earned a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. Upon obtaining his Master’s degree he returned to the stock market, this time in Asia, where he worked as an institutional stockbroker and fund manager at some of the top local and international banks. He was ranked as the top broker on Malaysia to hedge funds. After more than twenty years in financial markets Richard took his customer service and analytical skillset to the world of Asian start-ups where he worked in several fields and consulted on several more with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. He eventually developed two core areas of interest: digital currencies, mainly loyalty “points,” and sustainable, ethical business practices. Richard currently splits his time between Cardu, Oy, a Finnish communications and loyalty platform where he advises on business development, and GMT where he manages relations with institutional donors.