Chair and President of the WEICan Board
Richard joined Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Toronto, Ontario in 1978 and held various positions within the Firm through 2003. The majority of Richardís career was spent in the United States in both New York and Chicago where he specialized in debt financings primarily related to corporate acquisitions.
Most of the investment banking clients Richard worked with were private equity firms which acquired companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart and The Yellow Pages. At various times, Richardís responsibilities included running global businesses with offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto and New York. Richard was a member of the board of directors of numerous U.S. subsidiaries of CIBC.
Richard and his wife Donna are currently acting as co-chairs for the Atlantic Veterinary College capital fund raising project related to the Collegeís expansion.