richard mgrdechian

Richard Mgrdechian is a highly experienced engineer, corporate finance professional and serial entrepreneur. He has over 20 years of experience working with start-up companies and distressed situations. Among his many trades, Richard has a strong focus in the fields of technology, media and telecommunications.

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Richard graduated from California Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Afterwards Richard began his career as an engineer in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this role, he helped to design the guidance control system for the Cassini mission to Saturn.

While working at NASA, Richard found himself drawn to the world of business and finance and decided to attend Columbia Business school in New York City.


Richard Mgrdechian is a highly experienced corporate finance, restructuring, management, and innovation professional with 20 years of experience in both start-up companies and distressed situations, and a strong focus on technology, media, and telecommunications.
After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Richard began his career as an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he helped design the guidance control system for the Cassini mission to Saturn.
While at JPL, he developed an interest in business and finance and began investing in distressed situations in gaming, retail, and media space. To further his understanding of that area, he returned to New York City to attend Columbia Business School, and subsequently worked for several years in the corporate restructuring divisions at Bear Stearns and The Blackstone Group.
In addition to his work in the financial industry, Richard is a serial entrepreneur and was the founder and CEO of two technology companies in the areas of telecommunications and social networking, the second of which was acquired by Yahoo!
Richard Mgrdechian is currently the president of Prometheus Partners, a boutique NYC-based consulting firm providing corporate restructuring, strategic consulting, and digital transformation services to technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) companies.
His current areas of interest include product management, innovation, and the strategic applications of data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to next-generation business models in industries at risk of disruption from new technologies and agile startup companies.
In his spare time Richard Mgrdechian enjoys spending time with his family in Bayside, New York and is always on the search for his next business venture.
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Show of Support 2018

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