Richard holds a B.S. in International Business Administration from San Jose State University in California.
His professional experience spans over 30 years. The first 5 years were spent with Wells Fargo Bank. Another 5 were spent honing his global banking skills, when Richard was intimately involved with International Trade Finance, Real Time Gross Settlement and International Payments, Cross Border Banking.
Richard then repositioned into the private and high-tech sectors providing high-level consulting services, business analysis, project management and training to a wide range of banking clientele across the globe.
He has spent extensive time servicing a diversity of corporates and “financial institutional” clients, in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Norway, Georgia, Bermuda and across North America. Clients that Richard has trained & consulted to include with such notable firms as ANZ Bank, AIB Bank, Eurobank, ABSA Bank, CitiBank, Swedbank, IBM, Montran and Fundtech, as well as many others.
Richard has also filled the role of advisor to ministries of finance, central banks on risk management, corporate governance, cash management, payment systems and technical payment and risk issues. Furthermore, key staff members from the Georgia Ministry of Finance, Bank of England, South African Reserve Bank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank Indonesia, European Central Bank, Norgesbank, Central Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Tanzania and Bank of Portugal have attended training sessions presented by Richard.
Stanley is a Principal Associate and Director of Citadel Advantage Ltd., Since 2001 Citadel Advantage has been working with banks and financial institutions to make them safer and more profitable, through consulting and training, specifically in the key areas of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.
Stanley has over 40 years of banking and IT experience, 33 of which were with the Standard Bank of South Africa where during the 1990s he filled an industry level role holding several key positions including that of Chairman of the PASA Risk Committee. He also represented South Africa at two sessions, in New York, of UNCITRAL (the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law).
He holds a Master Degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom.) degree, both from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.
Stanley has had extensive exposure to banking practice and banking operations in a number of countries including the USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Israel, Europe and Australia. He has also acted as advisor to a number of central banks on payment systems, oversight, policy and payments risk issues.
More recently, he spent time in the high-tech sector as a payment systems designer and consultant to a global payments software developer.