Co-Founder and Managing Director
San Francisco, CA
Rich is a co-founder of Touchdown Ventures and leads the firm’s San Francisco office. He has spent his entire career—nearly 20 years—in roles focused on corporate growth and innovation. Prior to co-founding Touchdown, Rich spent seven years in venture capital and strategic development at Comcast, where he covered a variety of sectors ranging from enterprise software to consumer internet and was involved in more than dozen investments. Before joining Comcast Ventures, Rich spent ten years in operating roles for media and technology companies. This included leading strategic development for Comcast Interactive Media and a role in corporate development for Sony Pictures. Earlier in his career, Rich worked in investment banking for 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.
Rich is a founding board member of Naturally Bay Area, a non-profit corporation that connects entrepreneurs, investors and corporate innovators in the food and natural products community. Rich is a frequent speaker, panelist and lecturer on topics such as corporate innovation and venture capital. He lives in Alameda, CA with his wife and two boys.
Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Angels & Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Trout – not only is he the best baseball player on the planet (and has the potential to be the best of this generation), but he is also an Eagles fan.
Game 6 of the 2002 World Series when the Angels rallied from down 3 games to 2 and 5-0 in the 7th inning to win the only championship in the franchise’s history.