Rich is well known in the Canadian advertising community, private company investment circles, and in the Northern Canadian real estate arena where his company has become one of the largest real estate players in the Yukon. He holds a B.SC from the University of Toronto (Mathematics and Statistics) and an MBA in Finance from York University where he graduated with distinction.
In 2004 Rich co-founded Northern Vision Development LP, the most active real estate company in the Yukon. Serving on the board since formation, he took over as that Partnership’s CEO in March 2009.
In 2011 The Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce named NVD Business of the Year. Rich also owns and manages an extensive personal portfolio of real estate holdings in Alberta and BC. NVD owns three hotels in Whitehorse – The Best Western Gold Rush Inn, The Coast High Country Inn, the recently acquired Edgewater, as well as the Downtown Hotel in Dawson. NVD is also responsible for the iconic developments on the Yukon River waterfront that include River’s Reach residential condominiums, and Waterfront Station.
Rich has a strong entrepreneurial record, and is well known as a business leader in Alberta. He has acted as a director for the Institute of Canadian Advertising, the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Ballet, and the Calgary Urban Project Society. For three years he served as Canada’s representative on the International Board of the Young Presidents’ Organization ultimately fulfilling the role as the international organization’s Vice-Chair in 2008/9. Rich is owner, director, president or chairman of several venture and merchant banking companies located in Calgary, Alberta.
Rich has served on many boards in the Yukon including serving as Chair for the Senior Marketing Council for the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon. He is currently Past Chairman of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.