Richard brings several years of business consulting and investment research experience to Evident Financial. Prior to joining Evident, he worked at the Gannon University SBDC and co-founded Qualstra, LLC, an investment-research firm. Richard received a bachelor’s degree majoring in finance, international management, and sports-marketing & management, as well as an MBA from Gannon University. Together with Richard Hauser, PhD, he co-authored More Quality, Less Quantity: Diversification and Risk Reduction in Quality Portfolios. The article received the “best paper” award at the NABET 2019 conference and was published by the Journal of Business, Economics and Technology.
I was born and raised in Germany and came to the U.S. to play “American” football in college. I met my wife Kelli at Gannon University in Erie, PA. We currently live in Horseheads, NY together with our four-legged child Remi.
I enjoy traveling, sports, and family time whether it is here or back home in Germany.
Hometown: Cottbus, Germany
Favorite Quote: “Find a way” – Brad Rzyczycki (Gannon University Head Football Coach 2012-2019)
Why I do what I do
I have always been a numbers guy. When I was introduced to finance as part of my undergraduate curriculum, I knew that I had found what I wanted to do. Being able to help others achieve their goals while doing what I’m passionate about is extremely rewarding and brings me a lot of joy.