I was incredibly saddened to hear of Richard’s sudden passing. Having spent years working with him, I was always impressed with the logic and empathy he brought to his engagements. He really understood all sides of a discussion and strived to find common ground that brought everyone together. He exceeded his mission in forming Spine Counsel and beyond that was just an exceptionally nice guy. We will miss him dearly at Kantar but I’m sure the hole left is even more significant for his wife, family and friends. My heart goes out to all of them and I hope they know he was highly valued by his work “family” as well.