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Mr. Richter is responsible for helping to drive strategy and execution as TIAA continues to grow, diversify and transform the way it operates to serve its customers efficiently and effectively. He also leads the organization’s corporate marketing and communications functions, including brand strategy and reputation management.
Prior to joining TIAA in 2015, Mr. Richter worked for Nuveen Investments as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Before joining Nuveen Investments in 2006, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for RR Donnelley & Sons, and prior to that was Executive Vice President & CFO of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Chairman of Sears Canada, a publicly-traded affiliate.
Mr. Richter’s professional background includes finance and strategy positions at Dade Behring, a global medical diagnostics firm, and PepsiCo, after starting his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Richter received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and his M.B.A. from Duke University. He currently serves on the board of directors at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.