Rich has spent his career as senior executive and advisor building and growing companies within the technology, trading, market data, finance, and exchange sectors. He was the CEO, co-founder and Chairman of Lava Trading, an equities and FX best execution trading and order management system platform that he successfully guided from its inception to its acquisition by Citigroup Inc. where he became MD, managing global electronic equities execution at Citigroup. Rich has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Yieldbroker, a Sydney Australia based debt and derivatives exchange since January 2012. Yieldbroker is a consortium consisting of 12 leading global banks and the ASX. Throughout his career, Rich has held roles as a senior advisor to Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm focusing on the financial sector; Chairman of The Receivables Exchange, an SMB and Fortune 500 receivables trading platform; and systems engineer and business development roles at NeXT Computers, founded by Steve Jobs and acquired by Apple. He holds a B.S.E. in computer science and electrical engineering from Princeton University.