Vice President, Knowledge and Practice Management
leads the Knowledge and Practice Management efforts of Acquisition Solutions
as Vice President, with a key role in creating a strategic and tactical framework to rapidly assess and respond to market intelligence and issues affecting the public sector using the best and most current research and knowledge management tools and resources to meet clients current and future needs.
Richard's lengthy track record of accomplishments includes managing large organizations responsible for contracting, grants, property management, policy development, and general administration.
He has extensive experience in facility management, environmental remediation, major systems, construction, and general commercial contracting.
He has led award-winning applications of cultural transformation, business process re-engineering and strategic sourcing.
Richard also is a licensed attorney with strong legal background in public contracts.
Before assuming his current role as Vice President, Richard served as an Account Executive responsible for leading Acquisition Solutions' consulting engagements for civilian agencies.
provided a variety of consulting services including: organizational transformation; program and project management; acquisition life-cycle management; acquisition planning, source selection support; strategic sourcing; acquisition workforce development; and contract administration.
Prior to joining Acquisition Solutions, Richard had served as a Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (12 years), Director of Management and Administration for the U.S. Department of Energy (2 years), Senior Procurement Executive/Associate Administrator for the U.S.
General Services Administration (7 years), Commissioner of Information Resources Management for the U.S.
General Services Administration (1 year), Deputy Director for Acquisition Policy and various position at the U.S.
General Services (8 years) and attorney at the U.S.
General Services Administration (4 years).
distinguished 31-year Federal career, Richard
has achieved numerous noteworthy accomplishments.
management of acquisition systems for two major federal agencies prompted procurement budget in excess of $20B and $6B respectively.
With over 25 successful multi-billion dollar competitive acquisitions within a 6-year period, Richard
has increased the organizations competitive contracting from less than 10% to over 75% of total contracting within an 8-year period.
Another of his
many successes is the overhauling of a 50-year-old corporate procurement culture, the transformation of contracting practices and processes through the use of business process re-engineering, resulting in process efficiency gains of up to 300%.
led implementation of the U.S. government-wide telecommunications system and instituted a leading edge performance management system.
is a two-time recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, four-time recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, four-time recipient of Secretary of Energy Gold Medal, recipient of Administrator of General Services Meritorious Medal, and four-time recipient of the Vice President's Hammer Award.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Bucknell University (1972), a Juris Doctorate degree from the Dickinson School of Law (1975) and a Master of Laws degree from the George Washington University (1980).
Richard is a licensed attorney, admitted in Pennsylvania.