CEO & Co-founder
Richard, together with his wife Naomi, formed RetireEasy in 2009 based on his own experiences with retirement planning, as a solution for anyone to use easily.
Richard's background lies mostly in finance where since the 1960s he was working in the industry. In 1999 Richard became Managing Director and a partner in a company managing real estate loans and investments for banks, which he sold in 2004 shortly before retiring himself.
Chairman & Co-founder
Prior to relocating to the UK in 2009, and before RetireEasy, Naomi was primarily from an art, design and photography background managing her own successful art gallery in the USA, and establishing IRevelar.com, an on-line fine art photography business. Previously she represented a wide range of illustrators, copywriters, commercial photographers and film production houses, worked in the design industry and managed a design showroom.
Naomi is spearheading design and marketing for RetireEasy.
Mark Soper A.C.I.I.
Like Richard, Mark has vast experience in financial planning having worked in the pensions industry since 1976. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has run his Independent Financial Adviser practice, specialising in the pensions arena since 1986. Mark’s deep experience in this area is a pivotal asset to the RetireEasy team.
Chris has a broad background in IT and software development. Chris worked for Barclays Bank for 30 years as a full time consultant where he conceived a call centre software to improve Barclays' communication and engagement with their customers.