Striving to further the profession with diverse opportunities in continuing education, advocacy, ethics awareness, and networking.
Rick’s financial career spans more than thirty years, beginning with an eleven-year stint on Wall Street with EF Hutton, Thomson McKinnon, and the New York Stock Exchange. He then moved to Maryland and worked for CDA Investment Technologies before migrating to California where he worked at start-up Avenue Technologies and Mechanics Bank Wealth Management. Currently, Rick is as an Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Finance at UC Berkeley Extension and at Golden Gate University, while working on his own independent projects in that field.
Rick has been a devoted market technician for three decades, launching from technical indicators into the behavioral science behind them and then publishing a book (Far From Random) on the relationship between technical analysis and behavioral finance. He also published two books on Options. In 1984, Rick was named “Top Broker” in the US Trading Championships – Options Division, sponsored by Barron’s Magazine. In addition, he has independently produced the San Francisco Behavioral Finance Symposium for the last four years.
Rick holds a BS in Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York and an MBA in Finance from the State University of New York at Albany.