Richard De Andrade

Position: Solare Holdings

Richard is currently the founder, member, and CEO of Solare Holdings LLC, a holding company that operates various Solare businesses including, Solare Ventures Inc., Solare Capital LLC, Solare Inc., and Solare Trace Inc. Richard continues to be actively involved in these companies, as well as the startup and entrepreneurial community in the Central Coast of California and internationally, focusing on technology and agribusiness opportunities.

With currently more than 30 years of experience in international finance and business, he has provided advisory expertise on aspects of Corporate Governance/Compliance/Audit, Startup Investment/Acceleration, Business Consulting and Advisory consulting to US and International companies ranging in size from less than $2MM to greater than $5BN in annual revenue.

Richard serves on several business advisory committees and boards, (including California State University Monterey Bay – CSUMB, College of Business, Business Advisory Council) and is also involved with several charitable organizations helping children, animals, and the elderly.  He was recently nominated for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society – Silicon Valley/Monterey Bay Man of the year in 2018 to help raise awareness and funding for blood cancer.  The 2018 campaign raised in excess of $300,000 to fight blood cancer.

Richard is an emigre from South America holding several undergraduate degrees, and received his MBA in 1996, from MIIS in Monterey, CA.