Richar-Neff-250x300-v2Richard Neff

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Richard is a veteran executive with over 25 years of services industry experience.
As interim CEO of Vitalyst, Richard is focused on leading both the day-to-day business operations, as well as continuing its legacy of outstanding client service and progressive growth. Richard also serves as an Operating Partner supporting Baird Capital’s Technology Services and Healthcare sectors. He was selected by the Board of Directors of Vitalyst to serve as interim CEO.


Key accomplishments: During the course of his career at GE, Richard held multiple roles across the company’s global footprint. His previous experience includes, but is not limited to, roles as VP & GM of U.S. & Canada Services at GE Healthcare, CEO of the Specialty Finance Group of GE Capital Global Banking in London, COO and CEO of GE Capital Global Banking in Southeast Asia, and CEO of GE Money Bank in Switzerland.

Previous employers: General Electric, General Motors, The Hertz Corporation

First job: Any odd job available…mowing lawns, painting houses, working at a gas station, in a machine shop, in a tool factory and washing cars at a dealership.

Little-known fact about Richard: Played the trumpet, baritone and French horn from grade school through high school

Motto/business philosophy: “Don’t confuse motion with progress”

Toughest decision ever made: Signing a major contract to launch a new service in less than a year with no system, team or local capability.

Song that best describes Richard: “Like a Rock” by Bob Seger…keep dreaming with a sense of purpose

Education: Rutgers College, BA, and Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA

Interests/civic engagement: Running, skiing, travel, history, classic cars, family activities