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Richard Cochrane

Founder

Prior to founding Status Exempt, Richard was a banker in downtown Toronto. His most recent role was at HSBC Global Banking & Markets where he provided banking services to some of the world's largest multinational retailers and consumer brands. Before HSBC, he was at the Bank of Montreal where he was an analyst in the Aboriginal Banking unit and also spent some time in the Technology department. He graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Commerce , specializing in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship. Richard is Anishinaabe and a member of Curve Lake First Nation, located in central Ontario. In his free time, he enjoys hockey, golf, mountain biking and snowboarding.