Erik Richard has been in the financial industry for 22 years, with the last 10 specifically in the appraisal industry. Richard founded Landmark Network in 2007 and has been instrumental in expanding the company through the acquisition of five companies (a tech firm and four AMCs).
His efforts have helped the company secure a place for three years on Inc.’s fastest growing companies listing. In fact, Richard has helped the company’s revenue grow 62% during the last year and under his leadership Landmark has become the No. 1 AMC in the reverse mortgage industry.
Richard is a former board member of Five Star Institute’s National Appraisal Congress, which is comprised of experts within the real estate appraisal industry. He is leading the charge in diversity and was appointed by the MBA board of directors to the association’s Diversity Inclusion Committee. Richard is also the senior policy and program adviser for the American Mortgage Diversity Council.
WHAT IS ONE HABIT THAT HAS HELPED YOU SUCCEED?
I believe in always finding ways to help other people achieve their business goals, whether it is through strategic introductions for business ventures or help with employee issues. This has helped me develop long-term relationships that, more often than not, turn into opportunities in the future.