Rich leads the TELUS Ventures team to source, structure and optimize strategic growth platform investments. Since joining TELUS in 2016, Rich has helped TELUS Ventures become Canada’s most active corporate venture capital fund (CB Insights) and Rich was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Venture Capital Investors in the world by Global Corporate Venture Magazine in both 2018 and 2019.
His board responsibilities include AlayaCare, Beacon, Fortius, Integrate.AI, League, Miovision, Moj.io, and Vision Critical.
Before joining TELUS Ventures, Rich was the founder and Managing Partner of RecapHealth a leading venture investor in North American health care companies. Previously he was a Partner in both a mid-market Private Equity fund and a Canadian VC fund investing in US and Canada. He started his career as an entrepreneur in the enterprise software sector.
Rich is a strong believer in using financial tools to effect positive social change. He is the founder of one of Canada's first social impact funds, BC Social Venture Partners and was an investor in Canada’s first health focused social impact bond. He is an LP and advisor to a number of venture and private equity funds, an Associate at CDL, a Board Member at BCTECH, CVCA and an angel investor in over 25 companies across Canada, the US and the UK.
Rich earned degrees at UBC and Queen’s University and has completed Executive Leadership courses at Harvard.