Richard

Baader
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Rich graduated from Northwestern University with an MBA in Marketing and University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) with a Bachelor’s degree in finance. Rich is a co-founder of Spirit and has been part of our leadership team for more than 10 years. Before Spirit, Rich was a Vice President of finance for several divisions of Kraft Foods. Rich enjoys physically and emotionally challenging activities like mountain climbing, Toughmudder races and fatherhood.