Chief Valuation Officer
Richard has more than 20 years of residential valuation experience. His primary role at United States Appraisals is leading the Quality Assurance team – he assists appraisers with completing complex assignments, supervises the internal review staff, works with clients and appraisers to mediate appraisal disputes and provides training and guidance on compliance. Richard also works with Washington, D.C. law firms Ballard Spahr, LLP and Patton Boggs, LLP to stay up-to-date on all new and emerging regulatory appraisal guidelines.
Prior to joining our team, Richard spent eight years as a branch manager with Forsythe Appraisals, LLC where he launched the company’s first Florida branch in Orlando, and developed and implemented policies and procedures to start successful branches in Tampa and Las Vegas. He also served as a staff appraiser in the Cass County MO Assessor’s Office and briefly ran his own appraisal company. Richard is FHA certified and was the first appraiser in the country certified in the Collateral Valuation Report. Prior to entering the appraisal industry. Richard spent four years in the United States Air Force.