John is a Senior Advisor and resource to ADN Capital Ventures. He is currently a Principal Instructor at the specialist financial modeling and project finance firm, Financial Mechanics, and has over 20 years experience in financial modeling and infrastructure finance.
Upon receiving his MBA in 1992, Mr. Richter joined Bechtel’s ownership and development group. In 1995 Bechtel co-founded InterGen, an independent power developer, and John transferred to the new company at its inception as a Director of Finance.
In 1999, Mr. Richter co-founded F1F9, a financial modeling services company that focused initially on training and soon grew to supporting organizations in numerous aspects of financial modeling. As well as co-developing F1F9’s approach to financial modeling, John was F1F9’s principal instructor and led the development of proprietary software used for checking models. With F1F9’s exit from financial modeling training, he transferred the F1F9 approach to Financial Mechanics, which has adapted it as the FAST standard – flexible, accurate, structured, and transparent.
Mr. Richter graduated from Princeton University in 1985 with a BSc in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992. Prior to getting his MBA, John worked for Instron Corporation, a materials testing systems manufacturer, and for a venture capital firm in the United Kingdom.