CEO, Senior Partner
Richard is widely considered an industry expert in restaurants and franchising. He has a long history of success as a multi unit franchisee and restaurant owner, as a franchisor and as a consultant in the fast casual restaurant industry.
President and COO of Vie de France Corporation, a public company with 60+ bakery cafe restaurants.
Multi-unit franchisee for Boston Market (owned and operated 18 restaurants)
Founder and CEO of MaggieMoo's Ice Cream (franchised chain which he grew to over 125 stores and which was later sold for $16 million).
CEO of FranPoint Partners for over 10 years where he helped to launch and execute numerous fast casual franchise concepts.
Served as an expert witness in various franchise litigation matters.
Owns and operates a successful Mason's Famous Lobster Roll franchise store in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
In addition to his work in the food service industry, Richard has served as a senior officer and board member for three public companies, has extensive M&A and start-up experience, and served as Director of Corporate Planning for a Fortune 50 company.
Richard holds MBA and BS degrees from New York University and is Past Vice Chairman of the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He is a frequent speaker and writer on restaurant franchising, a frequent guest lecturer at University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and was a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Maryland in 2003.