Richard joined Opus Research in 2013 as Business Development Manager.  He has over twenty years’ experience in research and development, and in commercialisation of intellectual property for Crown Research Institutes and start-up companies.

Prior to joining Opus, Richard was a senior business manager with AgResearch Ltd.  He has also undertaken contractual work for BCC, which is involved with early-stage technology, start-up companies and angel investment.

Richard has a background in biotechnology and engineering, in managing large patent portfolios, and in the global commercialisation of intellectual property.  He has been directly involved with four technology start-up companies in NZ and the US.  Richard is also a business coach and mentor.