Richard is responsible for the Finance Department at Optikos. He began his career as a staff Accountant for Spire Corporation, a high technology public company in thin film technologies. He eventually became V.P., Finance and CFO and led the company through its Initial Public Offering as well as secondary Public Offerings. Subsequently, Richard worked as Director of Finance and Administration for the Microwave Components division of Cobham plc, a UK public aerospace defense contractor. He earned a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University and a Certificate in Management from Harvard Business School.