I am honored to be asked to write something about Rich for the website. He
is sorely missed here.
Rich made such a great contribution to our group. It is hard to describe all
he did. Rich did the work of at least three people. He was quick to
synthesize information and formulate solutions. He saw ways to improve what
we had and move our technology to a new level. He epitomized the "can do"
attitude that was core to the Equities team. Rich embraced every challenge.
Under Rich's leadership the ITD Technology team made it possible for the
business to run like a machine. He was well respected by his peers, his staff, and
the brokers. He was a great technology guru, a manager, a colleague and an
enthusiastic partner in the business. Finding him was a once in a lifetime
opportunity for us. We miss him.