Richard has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 23 years, 20 of which have direct involvement with computer validation and regulatory compliance. Prior to founding Covex, he served six years as a Project Manager and an additional two years as the VP of Business Development at another validation consulting firm and also served as a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young. His role at Covex includes leading the sales department, overseeing company finances, and actively managing and executing IT Computer Validation Projects. Richard earned a B.S. degree in biology from LaSalle University. He has achieved certification by the American Society of Quality as a Quality Auditor and has been approved by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) for performing PDA sponsored audits.