Since 2007, Richard has been advising alternative asset managers and sponsor-backed companies, in both advisory and principal capacities. Prior to co-founding FFP, Richard was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and a Director of a $3 billion alternative asset manager with direct lending, traded credit and control equity strategies. Richard executed numerous capital markets and leverage initiatives on behalf of the firm’s investment vehicles and oversaw fund formation activity for nearly 10 years, developing comingled funds, SMA concepts, a NASDAQ-listed BDC, and joint ventures. Richard also executed financings for the foregoing, including but not limited to subscription facilities, corporate and SPV revolvers, total return swaps, hybrid and NAV credit facilities, GP/asset manager lines of credit and securitizations of credit assets. Richard’s breadth of asset management experience presents valuable, innovative expertise to fund sponsors dealing with fundraising, investor relations, compliance, financing, and portfolio management challenges and opportunities. Richard began his career as an attorney with two large law firms, representing Fortune 500 companies, privately held entities and alternative asset managers with M&A and capital markets activities, and financial institutions in the execution of leveraged finance and securitization transactions.