Richard VaughanCEO at Alloy Merchant Finance
Richard serves as CEO of Alloy Merchant Finance, LP (“Alloy”) as well as President of Pinto America Growth Fund, LP (“PAGF”), an investment partnership formed to build and operate industry platforms focused on the US Hispanic market. Prior to Alloy and PAGF, Richard was a Managing Principal of Zephyr Management, L.P. (“Zephyr”), a New York-based investment firm specializing in the global emerging markets. While at Zephyr, Richard led the firm’s principal investment activities in Latin America (1999-2004). During 1999-2004, he spent the majority of his time on the ground in Mexico, Central America and the Andean region. Prior to leading Zephyr’s Latin American activities, Richard was focused on the firm’s investments in Asia and Africa, including being based in Seoul, South Korea 1996-1999. Prior to joining Zephyr, Richard worked for Bankers Trust Company based in New York. Richard is a graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. degree in Politics.