Vice-Chair, Marketing & Communications
Richard is a marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has the unique experience of working and supporting international markets including the Caribbean and Latin America where he championed the international brand work and negotiated strategic partnerships in the Entertainment and Professional Soccer arenas. He enjoyed his time in Mexico where he was Chief Marketing Officer at Scotiabank and launched innovative brand and sponsorship campaigns and led digital strategies resulting in a best website platform award and number one social media bank. Richard has also owned and operated a retail start-up and has chaired the United Way, fundraised for the Philpott Foundation and participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Richard grew up playing tennis at Bayview Fairways & German Mills tennis clubs in Thornhill where he was a teaching professional. Richard also had a successful junior career, ranked number 1 in singles and doubles and winning the U18 Ontario Provincials. His impressive results led to a US scholarship at the University of Texas Pan American where he was all-conference. He continues to compete in the senior circuit and has represented Canada at World events in Turkey and New Zealand.
He shares his love of tennis and golf with his wife, who also received a US tennis scholarship. They are the proud parents of 3 boys who are competitive tennis players and help complete his golf foursome.
Richard joined the OTA board last year as Director at Large and was recently elected to Vice Chair, Marketing & Communications.