Managing Director & Co-Founder
Rich is a co-founder of Touchdown Ventures, a venture capital firm that partners with leading corporations to launch and manage tailored venture capital funds on their behalf. In this role, Rich leads Touchdown’s IT & Media practice, which includes the firm’s partnership with Erie Insurance. He has spent his entire career—more than 20 years—in roles focused on corporate growth and innovation. Prior to co-founding Touchdown, Rich spent seven years in venture capital and digital strategy at Comcast. Before joining Comcast, Rich spent seven years in corporate development and corporate finance roles at Sony Pictures and Lehman Brothers. Rich graduated with highest honors from UC Santa Barbara and received an MBA from The Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.