Richard Lee joined The Cynosure Group in 2016 and is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Richard has been instrumental in developing Cynosure’s operations and reporting as the firm has grown from approximately $250 million of Asset Under Management when he joined to over $2.3 billion by January 2022. He has successfully scaled the firm’s finance group from a team of one to a team of six.
During his time at Cynosure, Richard has overseen the operations and financial and tax reporting for private equity funds, an evergreen debt fund, a variety of special purpose and co-investment vehicles, and fund-of-funds vehicles invested in venture capital, private credit, and real estate strategies. He also led the efforts to onboard a fund administrator and has been a key contributor to implementing new technologies within the firm. Additionally, Richard is heavily involved with Cynosure’s internal operations and human resources.
Prior to his time at Cynosure, Richard worked as a tax professional at Jones-Simkins, LLC, focusing on tax planning and compliance for privately held mid-sized businesses and their owners.
Richard received a B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Utah.