Brian Richards

Chief Operating Officer

Brian is COO, heading up operations for 1623 Capital. Brian is also an executive director of Motley Fool Hong Kong Ltd and a director of The Motley Fool Japan K.K.

He joined The Motley Fool in January 2005 and has worn many hats as a Fool. Most recently, Brian helped the Fool expand into Europe and Asia; and he oversaw The Motley Fool Global Ltd’s business operations in Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2017, and Singapore from 2015 to 2018.

Prior to that, from 2009 to 2013, Brian was managing editor of, during which time he oversaw all of the coverage of investing, business, retirement, and personal finance on the Fool’s award-winning site, and he’s written hundreds of articles himself. He holds a BA from The College of William & Mary and an MA from the University of Chicago.