Richard Klein is senior vice president, chief financial officer & treasurer at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Prior to this position, he was the chief financial officer and treasurer of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a national trade association providing a unified voice for the life insurance industry in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining ACLI, Mr. Klein was senior vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer at Global Trade Technologies, Inc., a venture capital backed technology company building an online bond trading platform for the securities industry. He was also chief financial officer of the MagnaCom Corporation, where he was instrumental in repositioning the company as well as preparing and leading its sale to its largest publicly traded competitor. He also managed the integration of MagnaCom into the acquirer.
Prior to his tenure at MagnaCom, Mr. Klein held senior financial positions at Bombardier/Florida Overland Express, where he led the financial strategy development work for an international consortium formed to bring high-speed rail and systems to the United States. He also served as treasurer of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for eight years, where he introduced and implemented a leasing strategy to support the capital structure of the corporation and raised over $1 billion in private financing. He began his career at the Marriott Corporation working as a tax accountant.
He holds a bachelor of business administration/accounting from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. He is a certified cash manager (CCM) and a member of Financial Executives International.
Mr. Klein brings over 20 years of experience leading finance and human resource functions in a wide range of businesses and is credited with solving complex business challenges. He lives in Potomac, Md., with his wife and two children.
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