Richard Leggett is a Managing Partner and an accomplished global chief executive in the information services, financial services, and professional services industries with over 32-years of experience and a proven, entrepreneurial track record in all aspects of growing and operating a global business. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Leggett has served as CEO of three PE-backed technology-enabled information services businesses guiding two of them through successful exits to strategic buyers and subsequent IPOs.
From 2012 through 2022, Mr. Leggett served as the CEO of FrontierView, a global market intelligence company which he built and recently sold to FiscalNote (NYSE: NOTE) prior to its IPO in August 2022. From 2008 through 2011, he served as CEO of Business Intelligence Advisors, an independent equity research firm, where he launched a revolutionary AI-based proprietary data platform and successfully navigated the company through the financial crisis. Prior to BIA, Mr. Leggett served as CEO at CFRA, a leading independent equity research company, which he turned around, grew substantially, and sold to RiskMetrics (now MSCI).Prior to his CEO roles, Mr. Leggett spent over 16 years in the Financial Services industry where most recently he was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York and London in both the Technology equity research and investment banking divisions.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Leggett led the Technology Research practice at Friedman, Billings & Ramsey, where he worked closely with Mr. Vohra. He started his career in the Financial Services practice at Accenture in Washington, D.C.Mr. Leggett is a co-founder and Board Member of K Street Capital, a rapidly growing Washington, D.C. angel investment group with 100 members that he helped start in 2012 and has made over 100 investments since inception. Since 2011, he has also served on the Board of Directors of AlphaSense, a leading AI-powered market intelligence and search platform that was recently valued at over $1.5 billion.
Mr. Leggett graduated from Georgetown University in 1990 with a B.A. in Business Administration. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business where he also serves as an Advisory Council member for the Masters In Management program.