Richard is the founder and principal of Venerus Advisory Partners (VAP), and has 20+ years of experience in procurement, contracting and commercial management in a diverse set of industries.  He is a qualified (now recovering) lawyer and holds a MBA from the Schulich School of Business.  Richard is professionally trained or certified in a number of related disciplines: Project Management, Change Management, Construction Contracts and Law, Adult Learning, Mediation, Arbitration – and the unique ISO standard 44001 for Collaborative Working.

Richard is a national instructor for Supply Chain Canada and a former Board Member of PMI-SAC, a contributor to the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) Collaborative Contracting Best Practice Committee. Richard is also a Member of Canada’s SCC mirror committee, MC/ISO/TC 286 – Collaborative business relationship management.