Richard Arnold : Executive Director USA
Richard is an Executive Director of Financial Simplicity, based in Santa Cruz, California and is currently leading Financial Simplicity’s USA initiatives. Until recently he had served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development of CrowdFlower, Inc., the world’s leading Business Process Crowdsourcing company.
Prior to joining CrowdFlower, Richard was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the world’s leading provider of core system software to the computer industry. Richard also served as a founding partner of Committed Capital Proprietary Limited, a Sydney-based small private equity investment company.
He has been Executive Director of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, a large Sydney-based private investment company and has also served as member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intellisync Corporation. He was a Director of Saint Bernard Software, Inc., of Stonebridge Securities Limited, and of Growth Equities Mutual Limited. In addition, Richard has held various senior management roles with Charles Schwab Corporation.
Richard holds a B. S. degree in psychology from Stanford University and has completed the Executive Program in Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He was a foundation member of the International Association of Financial Planners and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.