Retired, Banking Sector (CIBC)
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 Richard's career was spent 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 that acquired companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart and The Yellow Pages. At various times, Richard's responsibilities included running global businesses with offices in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto and New York. Richard was also a member of the Board of Directors of numerous U.S. subsidiaries of CIBC.