Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Richard grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated from Harvard College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in philosophy. Upon graduation, Richard became an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse, focused on executing financing transactions for leveraged buyouts and acquisitions. He then joined Madison Dearborn Partners as a private equity associate, where he evaluated new investments, primarily within healthcare and financial services, and worked on value creation initiatives for the firm’s existing portfolio, including for a biotech drug manufacturer and a global insurance brokerage.