Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Richards was a co-founder and partner of York Bridge Capital,a private equity firm. Ken has 30+ years’ experience in corporate and investment banking, including serving as Managing Director with CIBC World Markets in Los Angeles and Toronto, and CFO of both public and private companies. At CIBC, he was Managing Director of a $5 billion debt portfolio. Throughout his career, he has completed large debt, high yield and equity financings, in both North America and across the globe. He was a NASD Supervising Principal for CIBC in the United States. Ken has served as an Advisor to innumerable companies and he is co-founder of the Westlake/Santa Barbara Chapter of Tech Coast Angels and previously served on TCA’s Board of Governors. (TCA is the largest angel-funding network in the United States). He also served on the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”) Finance Committee (BIO is the biotechnology industry’s principal trade organization).
Mr. Richards earned a BS in Biology, a BS in Finance and a MBA from Dalhousie University.