I received a copy of your email via Mike Westlake for thoughts on Rich.
I am not sure if you remember me - another one of those drunkards from
Bankers Trust that followed Rich around when he was in London.
The things that I think of when I think of Rich; he was human - a senior
manager, but still cool - he was a Chris Tucker fan! He helped my step-son
Alwin out with a summer job at Bankers Trust - taking a lot of his own time
to make good use of him. He was a big guy in many ways - but you were
always relaxed and at ease in his presence. He was a brilliant motivator -
not just for the current bit of work - but for the long term - which is
clear from the vast number people that have been touched by him. He was
very much a people person - when he left Bankers/Deutsche, he gave everyone
in the office presents. He was always supportive to try new things out -
even if they looked like being a long way off the beaten track. He loved to
have his "shadow" projects - doing the things he really wanted done - while
reporting to management on the things they wanted to have done. He was
human - someone you got on with - not just worked for. Rich will be missed
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Zachary at this time.
Chris & family