Managing Partner, TELUS Ventures
Rich leads the TELUS Ventures team to source, structure and optimize investments of strategic importance to TELUS. TELUS Ventures has been Canada’s most active corporate venture capital fund over the last 5 years and Rich was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Venture Capital Investors in the world by Global Corporate Venturing Magazine in 2017.
His board responsibilities include Continuum, Fortius, Moj.io, Right Health, ScaleUP Ventures, Vision Critical and ZenEdge (Sold to Oracle in 2018).
Before joining TELUS Ventures in 2016, Rich was the founder and Managing Partner of RecapHealth Ventures, a leading Canadian-based investor in North American healthcare companies. Rich also acted as an interim executive (President/CFO) in successfully leading restructurings, capital raises, partnerships and international expansions in a number of portfolio companies. Previously he was a Partner in both mid-market LBO funds and VC funds investing in US and Canada. He started his career as an entrepreneur building a successful company in the enterprise software sector.
Rich is a strong believer in using financial tools to effect positive social change. He founded BC Social Venture Partners, one of Canada's first social impact funds was an investor in Canada’s first social impact bond and acts as an advisor to a number of social impact funds including Deetken and MaRS. He is also an Associate at CDL, a Board Member at LifeSciences BC, AGE-WELL and an angel investor in over 20 companies across the US and Canada.
Rich earned degrees at UBC and Queen’s University and has completed Executive Leadership courses at Harvard.