• 30+ years in the financial industry
  • Author of three books: That's Not What You Said!, Sex & Delusion on Madison Avenue and The Illusion of Armor
  • Earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the Association of Investment Management and Research

Experience

Richard Barrington began his writing career in high school as a part-time reporter for a local newspaper. After graduation he attended St. John Fisher College, where he continued to pursue his interests in writing and communication. He became an editor of his college's literary magazine, The Angle, and station manager of the campus radio station, WJFR. During his senior year, he was awarded the school's prize for English and communications.

Following his academic studies at St. John Fisher, Richard joined Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc., a registered investment advisor. Starting in an entry-level operations position, he worked his way up to become head of marketing and client service, an owner of the firm and a member of its governing executive committee. His efforts contributed to the firm's growth from slightly over $1 billion in assets under management when he joined to over $12 billion in 2006. While at Manning & Napier, Richard earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

In August 2006, Richard retired from the investment business to pursue a writing career. Since then, he has written financial content on a variety of topics and written manuscripts for three books: That's Not What You Said!, Sex & Delusion on Madison Avenue and The Illusion of Armor.

Education

Richard graduated magna cum laude in 1983 from St. John Fisher College with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.