Rich is the Director of Strategy and Chief Financial Officer of NCEE. He began his career with Price Waterhouse, the international accounting and management consulting firm, where he was an auditor and CPA from 1981 to 1984. He became a management consultant with Price Waterhouse, working with public and private sector firms including Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, non-profits and school districts from 1984 to 1990. He joined NCEE the first time in 1990 as its CFO and become CFO & Vice President in 1996. Rich left NCEE in 1999 to start a private consulting practice focused on helping schools to improve student achievement through strategic planning, better resource allocation and creating high trust cultures. He returned in 2007 and became the CFO of both NCEE and its affiliate, the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL). He also led the scale-up effort for NISL from 2007-2013. He became Director of Strategy for NCEE in 2014.