Chief Accounting Officer, Iridium Communications
As the Chief Accounting Officer of the publicly traded global satellite communications company, Rich leads a variety of functions including SEC Reporting, Accounting Policy, General Accounting, Tax, and Cash Management.
Previously, Rich served in leadership roles at several public and private companies in the communications and technology industries. He started his career with KPMG and reached the Senior Manager level before making the transition to corporate. Rich holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant.
In this interview Rich reveals:
- Why he thinks the convergence to one set global accounting standards will be one of the biggest trends of his career.
- How he and his team create value through automation and data analysis.
- Why he feels aspiring public company accountants should consider getting experience in finance or an MBA.