Richard has over 30 years experience in administrative systems management for higher education, specializing in financial services. Prior to UNC Charlotte, he managed the Banner ERP and Ellucian Operational Data Store as the Director of Administrative Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, including systems integration and data engineering efforts. Early in his career he held several positions at the global accounting firm Peat Marwick (now KPMG). He holds a B.B.A. from the College of William & Mary and an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Commonwealth of Virginia IT Project Manager and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).