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"I have worked with Richard twice, at CSC/Index (commercial international management consulting) in the mid-90s and more recently at CSC/FCP (government management consulting). Working with Richard has been a positive experience for a variety of reasons. First, he has very substantial analytic and managerial capabilities. What I mean by this, is that he has the analytical skills to understand the client's problems, sort through the issues and work with the client to develop answers. I have seen him do this in a variety of environments -- showing substantial flexibility. He has also shown strong managerial skills in both program management and practice management demonstrating the ability to build a business. Tie this to a very positive outlook on business and life and you have a person that works well both inside the organization and with clients. It also leads to a strong staff desire to work with Richard, as well as loyalty to Richard."

-- Neil Chernoff, CEO of JP Software

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High impact executive with experience in challenging management situations. Operational and business development leadership positions along with practical consulting experience. Innovative problem solver with keen understanding of strategy and technology. Charismatic leader. Effective communicator, team builder, and teacher.

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How to Use Social Networks in the Fight Against First Party Fraud

Business Insider

March 2, 2011

Insiders Pose Increasing Fraud Risk to Financial Institutions


January 21, 2011

Banks Pick Up the Tab for Billions in Fraud


September 29, 2010

Launch of Detica USA

Bank Systems & Technology

May 27, 2010

"Obama, McCain: the same coin?"

Federal Computer Week

July 28, 2008

"Seeking Virtual Protection"

Defense News

July 28, 2008

"Federal IT Spending Growth Slowing, But Still Healthy"

July 9, 2008

"Presidential transition could put a damper on federal IT spending"

June 26, 2008

"Joint Directive to Double Federal Cyber Spending"

Washington Technology

Jan 29, 2008

Work experience



Detica, LLC

Lead US operations for  software and services firm dedicated to solving complex analytical challenges confronting America's national security and private sector organizations.  Fortunate to work with a brilliant team, great customers, and an amazing product to catch bad guys.


Vice President


Senior executive in market intelligence and information services firm.

  • Managed operations and service delivery of web-based research and information services.
  • Managed a portfolio of over 50 accounts providing strategic industry analysis to senior executives.
  • Promoted thought leadership through industry presentations, media interviews, and client strategy sessions.
  • Led product management efforts including marketing, sales, and new product development.
  • Developed growth and new market entry strategies.


Practice manager in Federal Consulting Practice, which provides commercial management consulting capabilities to CSC’s Federal Sector clients.

  • Built business and operational strategy practice from zero to 75 professionals and $27MM in revenue.
  • Led major strategy, business transformation, and process reengineering engagements and proposal efforts.
  • Developed enterprise architecture and service oriented architecture thought leadership.
  • Managed internal strategy efforts, including business plan development and M&A strategy
  • Managed portfolio of client accounts from sales to delivery, including management of program teams.


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Key leader in New Business Ventures Group to enable new revenue streams for US Financial Industry Self Regulatory Organization (SRO).  FINRA was formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers, or NASD.

  • Developed business plans to expand beyond core business, strengthening client position in uncertain economy.
  • Developed and launched a new business line and acted as senior business development executive.
  • Facilitated organizational change during the spin-off of the NASDAQ Stock Market.

Managing Partner

Established new sales division and managed Atlanta business unit with $40 million P&L and 250 staff.

  • Managed strategy, execution, practice development and market penetration of Atlanta business unit.
  • Integrated divisions after merger, combining 2 cultures with divergent philosophies.
  • Established major accounts group to optimize sales and delivery to Fortune Global 1000 companies.
  • Captured clients such as DuPont, FannieMae and Tenet Healthcare, selling e-commerce strategy and solutions.
  • Cultivated relationships worth up to $10 million per project; won E-business Journey Leader status with DuPont.


Led Operational and Technology Strategy for a comprehensive retail channel redesign .  CSAA is the AAA affiliate for Northern California and Nevada

  • Led redesign and integration of retail channels, including physical stores, call center, and Internet.
  • Led selection and implementation of a comprehensive customer relationship management system.

Managing Associate

CSC Index

Managed major Asia Pacific engagements for 1 year from base in Hong Kong; then 3 years in San Francisco.

·Sold and managed $1 million in strategy and operations consulting projects for major bank.

·Led major strategy, business transformation, and process reengineering engagements.

·Managed new associate recruiting

·Earned New Horizons Award for excellence and innovation.








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