Co-Managing Partner, Basketball – ABE, LLC.
Using the basketball term analogy of “triple threat position” Richard’s career history within professional sports and business includes executive accomplishment and leadership in private, public and entrepreneurial settings.
As President & COO of the American Basketball Association (ABA) created, developed and oversaw corporate business plans of over 60 league teams while directly overseeing day to day league operations to include regular season and playoffs. The League doubled in size during his tenure. As a College Head men’s basketball coach, his teams produced a still standing school record winning percentage of .781 while producing 2 regular season championships, 4 tournament championships and Pennsylvania Junior College State Championship.
As a nonprofit Executive Director of a United Way organization and a Florida public school districts nonprofit organization, revenues under his leadership witnessed increases of over 800% (United Way) and 688% (School district). In the private sector as Vice President of an Atlanta based financial services firm he recruited, hired, field trained and supervised over 150 financial services field agents competent in both insurance as well as investment advising. Richard holds a BS in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.