MANAGING DIRECTOR, NFL CHINA
Richard joined the NFL as Managing Director of NFL China on December 1st 2010. He has more than 20 years of experience in sports event management, sales, and marketing, with a strong focus in media rights and event sponsorship.
Previous work experience in China includes driving a Chinese media joint venture partnership that launched China’s first nationwide HD sports channel as well as founding The Young Company, which provided consulting services in China for leading sports leagues, broadcasters and commercial sponsors.
Prior to living in China, Richard worked at ESPN STAR Sports as Vice President of the Event Management Group and Programming Development, where he managed over 100 events in 13 different countries over 8 years across Asia. He also spent a number of years in Taipei managing Sports International when it was the largest professional sports management group in Taiwan. Richard has managed professional tournaments in 10 different sports throughout his career.
Richard was a student at Beijing Normal University in 1990. After graduating Cum Laude from Boston University with a double major in International Relations and East Asian Studies, Richard earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. He speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese.
A native of Sedona, Arizona, Richard currently resides in Shanghai with his wife and two children.