Richard is master storyteller with a deft hand at casting, comedy and subtlety, which has earned him a preeminent reputation as a television and commercial director. Richard’s television commercials have consistently captured insightful human performances and inventive techniques. His work for Kellogg’s, AT&T, and Bud Light won numerous international awards including three Lions at Cannes, and were included in four separate television specials highlighting the world’s best commercials.

He has always been at the forefront of new media revolution and founded Unpluggedtv in 1999, one of the earliest comedy content studios, serving as creative director. At Unplugged serving as CEO and Creative Director he has won numerous international awards for innovative branded and original content. He worked alongside of Barry Levinson and Jerry Seinfeld as the animation director in the creation of the “Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman” for American Express and created the popular Canadian web series “KnobHockey” for Virgin Mobile and Molson Canadian and most recently “Slot Car” for Carl’s Jr..

Richard currently writes and directs TV promos, web series and direct to brand campaigns all over the world for clients such as Volkswagen, Budweiser, Nintendo, Pepsi, Snickers, and General Motors and TV networks such as Scripps, Showtime and Lifetime. He has directed over 500 commercials in 43 countries. and has worked with every major network agency. He is a “trusted director” for top tier clients launching their brands in burgeoning international markets.

He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.