Kirby R. Richards
Kirby has 27 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining South Watch he was COO of Disciplined Alpha LLC. Before joining Disciplined Alpha he was a Vice President responsible for the Boston office of SS&C Technologies, Inc., which focused on providing fund administration services to alternative investment partnerships. He joined SS&C when they acquired Gravity Financial, LLC, a fund administrator he founded. He was the managing partner of Gravity Financial, for 10 years, providing accounting, tax and consulting services to 65 alternative hedge funds and their managers. He previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer for an alternative asset manager, which managed five Long Short hedge funds focused on the Technology and Healthcare sectors. He began his career with the Big 4 accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche and worked within both the audit and tax functions. He left Deloitte as a Senior Tax Manager.
Kirby holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Taxation, both from Northeastern University.