Richard joined the WSFS SBA Lending team in March 2020, bringing with him 17 years of experience in business management and development, SBA lending, and commercial financing.
As the SBA National Franchise Relationship Manager at WSFS Bank, Richard is responsible for creating partnerships and securing SBA financing for approved franchise brands throughout the United States.
An active advocate for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Richard serves on the boards of the International Franchise Association Diversity Institute and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Philadelphia chapter. He is the immediate past board president of The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and is a member of The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC). Richard has been featured in Franchise World Magazine, was the National Speaker at the NBMBAA Conference in Philadelphia in 2017 and is the founder and host of the Smart Start Now Podcast.
Richard resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his wife and two sons and is a devoted member of Sharon Baptist Church.