President, Global Distribution and Consumer Products
Richard is the President of Global Distribution and Consumer Products for Thunderbird Entertainment. He oversees distribution to worldwide media platforms and related consumer products and experiences for the company's productions, including award-winning and inspiring scripted and factual content from Great Pacific Media and animated series from Atomic Cartoons. Previously, he found and led the US subsidiary of French animation company, Cyber Group Studios. He is an accomplished business executive in the television and animation industries who has led production, development, media distribution, licensing and merchandising and business development for major brands at companies including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Univision Communications. Richard is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California’s John C. Hench School of Animation & Digital Arts, where he teaches graduate-level animation artists about the business of animation.