Richard (JR) DeFrancesco
Partner, Chief Operating Officer
JR is responsible for Beirne’s day-to-day operation strategies and business growth, including accounting, human resources and IT. He develops, refines and implements comprehensive and efficient business approaches to ensure the firm delivers an outstanding client experience at all times. He also played an integral role in making Beirne completely independent and 100 percent employee-owned.
JR’s passion for leading a team to achieve the highest possible purpose is rooted in his extensive business, financial and operations experience and focus on relationships and collaboration. He particularly enjoys the challenge of working to improve efficiencies within the Beirne team's processes.
JR’s previous roles were focused around client servicing and performance reporting for large institutional relationships. Prior to joining Beirne , he spent eight years with Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc., where he led the Connecticut office's performance reporting team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with a double minor in economics and computer information systems from Quinnipiac University. Most recently, JR graduated from the General Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. In his leisure time, JR enjoys sports and relaxing with his family and friends. He and his family live in Connecticut.