Richard is a Partner, Chief People Officer, Chief Growth Officer, and Head of OGiQ in Options Group's New York office. He has a distinguished career supporting the C-Suite of many of the world's top financial services organizations in all aspects of talent acquisition, development and retention. Richard is one of the industry's top advisors with experience across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
His expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on, banking, wealth management, risk and capital markets. Throughout his career, Richard has originated and executed search and competitive intelligence assignments for major investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and alternative investment firms around the globe.
Richard is at the forefront of pioneering a new generation of human talent management solutions, through the firm’s technologies where research meets recruiting for optimal strategic results. Its key differentiators capture real-time intelligence through a proprietary talent acquisition platform and original primary research with leading market participants on trends, issues, challenges, key performers, and competitor benchmarking.
In addition to Richard’s responsibilities for client relationships and search execution, he is also the Global Head of OGiQ, and member of the Partners Operating Committee for The Options Group, Richard is directly responsible for the Firm’s Strategy and Corporate Development Function, Firmwide Marketing and Client Coverage, Business Development and Consultant Support, Competitive Intelligence, Talent Analytics and Consulting, as well as OG University (training and talent development). Richard began his career at Options Group before founding his own firm, Futures International. He remained at Futures International through its merger with Whitney Group until 2003, then served as Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International. Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Buckingham.