Mr. Spitz is a founding Managing Director of Strong Force Innovation Portfolios and its affiliates Strong Force Design, Strong Force Catalyst and Strong Force Capital Strategies. A seasoned executive with decades of experience advising private equity funds, investors, technology companies and entrepreneurs, Richard spent more than a decade at Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the world’s leading Talent Management company, where he was Chairman of the Global Technology Market and a Member of the firm’s Global Operating Committee and also conducted hundreds of searches in his personal practice, which focused on president, chief executive officer and board of directors placements. Richard also is an experienced transactional attorney, having previously practiced law with Paul Hastings, LLP, where he provided structuring and tax advice, as well as negotiated M&A transactions, venture capital investments, technology licensing, and strategic alliances. Richard has served on various public and private boards of directors, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA's Anderson School of Business. He has spoken before numerous professional and educational organizations, including the Venture Capital Conference, the Harvard Alumni Association, the MIT/CalTech Enterprise Forum, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.