Rich brings over 18 years of alternative investment experience to Samsara and is responsible for the firm’s financial & back office operations, business management, compliance and investor relations. From 2014 – 2016, Rich was the Chief Operating Office and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Grove Capital. Prior to Pacific Grove, Rich was the Chief Financial Officer of Marcato Capital Management where he was responsible for building out the front and back office, accounting & finance, trade operations, firm compliance program and was an instrumental team member in the successful growth of AUM to $2.6 billion. From 2002 – 2010, Rich was the Chief Financial Officer of Cannell Capital where he was responsible for multi-state business operations, finance, compliance and investor relations.
Rich graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Finance and has earned a Graduate Certificate in Tax from Golden Gate University. He serves on the Board of Regents at Saint Junipero Serra High School and is a member of the Dean’s Circle at the University of San Francisco School of Business Management.