Richard is a successful leader and participated in Toyota’s unprecedented growth in the U.S. market with over 29 years as an Officer and Division Head. He is an executive with strong leadership ability, planning skills, ability to build both partnerships and cross-organizational support, and extensive experience in organizational development and training. Most recently, Richard has been working as an independent consultant with the Volkswagen Group in Mexico, Poland and Brazil where he provided Executive Coaching to Senior Management in the area of change management, dealer relations and improving dealer Sales and Service operations for the Volkswagen, Porsche, Skoda, SEAT and Audi brands. He has also consulted with various automotive manufacturers in the areas of supply chain management, logistic process improvement, and customer service processes. Clients included Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, and Glovis International. Richard has an MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a BS in Business Administration from California State University at Northridge.