bucha's board of directors
Richard Corgel (Chairman)
Bern Galvin (Founder)
Scott Richland is the Chief Investment Officer of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena California. In that role he oversees the investment of Caltech’s $1.5 billion endowment and operating funds. Prior to that he was President of Lunada Bay Investors, LLC, a private investment firm with interests in equities, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, and real estate. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of B&R Liquid Adventure, a start-up company in the natural health-oriented beverage space; is an Advisor to Evolved Alpha, a multi-strategy hedge fund; and is a Director on the Boards of First SunAmerica Life Insurance Company and the United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York.
From 2003 to 2009 he served as President of Andell Holdings, LLC, the private investment manager and family office for Andrew Hauptman and Ellen Bronfman Hauptman. In addition, he served as President of the Hauptman Family Foundation, Inc. and as manager or trustee of various LLC’s, trusts and operating businesses affiliated with Andell, including serving as Vice Chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. In those roles he oversaw all of the family’s diverse global investment, business, personal, and philanthropic activities. Prior to Andell, Mr. Richland worked for 12 years at AIG SunAmerica where he served in various senior management positions in Corporate Finance; Treasury; Human Resources; Annuity Service Operations; High Yield Investments; and Workouts and Restructurings. Before AIG SunAmerica he was Director of Corporate Development for Norman Lear’s Act III Communications and a Senior Account Officer in Citicorp North America’s leveraged buy-out financing group.
Scott received his MBA from Stanford University (where he was designated an Arjay Miller Scholar) and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science from UCLA. He has served on, or acted as an observer on, the Boards of Directors of Storage Mobility, LLC; Vantage Media, LLC; Bagster USA, LLC (acquired by Waste Management); Sport Supply Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBI) (acquired by Oncap); Major League Soccer; and the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team. He currently serves as a trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles; is Co-Chair of Birthright Israel of Southern California; and recently completed a six-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Stanford Business School Trust and a five-year term as a trustee and officer of Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach. Previously he served as a trustee of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Scott and his wife, Cathleen, reside in Palos Verdes Estates, California, and have two sons.
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.