bucha's board of directors
Richard Corgel (Chairman)
Bern Galvin (Founder)
Richard Corgel (Chairman)
Richard Corgel is a senior executive in the fraud investigations and dispute services practice of an international accounting firm. Rich has over 35 years of experience dealing with complex accounting, financial reporting, SEC, and auditing matters. He specializes in financial investigations conducted independently for Audit/Special Committees under Section 10A, and management directed investigations, analysis, and remediation. In addition to investigative and forensic expertise, he has directed and conducted numerous financial audits, purchase and due diligence investigations, internal control reviews, and other projects requiring financial/forensic skills, across a wide range of industries. Rich also assists public company boards and audit committee members with the increasing complexity of their responsibilities as they relate to corporate governance, internal controls, and financial reporting. Previously, he directed the West Coast investigations practice of Navigant Consulting, Inc. Before that, he was an audit partner and practice director with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting and a master’s degree in tax accounting from Syracuse University. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in California, and a member of the AICPA.
Rich serves on the Boards of several civic and charitable organizations. Currently, he serves in the capacity shown with the following organizations: the Executive Committee of the Finance Council of the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Catholic Church; the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Sports Council; the Corporate Advisory Board of the Whitman School at Syracuse University; the Board of Trustees of the Western Justice Center; the Board ( previously Chairman ) of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Southern California Chapter; and the Board ( previously Chairman ) of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association.
Rich and his wife live in Manhattan Beach, California, where they raised a son and daughter.
Kamran Shamsavari is the CEO of Xandex, Inc., headquartered in Petaluma, California, that invests in promising technology ventures through its investments arm, Xandex Investments LLC. The LLC provides seed and early stage funding to promising ventures in Renewable Energy, Life Science and Web Applications. In addition to funding, Xandex Investments provides a “Head-Start” advantage to its portfolio companies by offering assistance and seasoned resources for business development, engineering and manufacturing. Xandex Inc. also develops products and offers services to worldwide customer bases in the solar energy and semiconductor equipment markets. Xandex Solar and Xandex Semiconductor divisions service customers in their respective markets throughout North America, Asia and the EU. Kamran Shamsavari holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.