Richard co-founded CollaborateUp to accelerate collaboration among the public, private, and civil sectors when they take on some of the world’s biggest problems. Knowing that multi-factorial problems require multi-sector solutions, CollaborateUp created a set of lean startup tools collaborators can use to quickly get on the same page, start collaborating, and manage complex multi-stakeholder initiatives. Richard and his CollaborateUp colleagues have dedicated themselves to empowering individuals at all levels to work together and take action on the complex issues facing our society.
Richard serves on multiple boards and advisory councils, including the Board of Directors of the Office Depot Foundation and the Board of Advisors of the Corporate Responsibility Association. He is an alumnus of the George Washington University and the Harvard Business School, a Senior Fellow at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an adjunct professor at the George Washington University where he teaches public private partnerships.