Associate Director of Development for Law and Business, Law School Foundation;
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
M.B.A., Darden School of Business
B.A., University of Virginia
Richard D. Crawford is associate director of development for law and business at the Law School Foundation. He also teaches Finance of Small Enterprise at the Law School.
Crawford's experience includes management positions with major financial service firms, including Citigroup and Dean Witter, and the founding of an Internet-based online venture fair service. Crawford was an Echols Scholar and earned all of his degrees at the University of Virginia: a B.A. in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences, an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business and a law degree. He is a visiting executive at the Darden School of Business.
Between 1988 and the present, Crawford authored 14 technical articles and over 40 copyrighted and numbered Darden Graduate Business School Case Studies and Technical Notes. He is a noted author and co-author of several books on finance, lending and management. Crawford continues to teach in programs for Darden and author case studies.
Crawford is managing director of the Virginia Active Angel Network and chairman of the board of its management company, Virginia Investment Capital Group Inc. VAAN is a statewide group of accredited investors who invest in start-up and early stage companies. Crawford manages the overall administration for VAAN, travels throughout the state to find deals for possible screening, and facilitates the analysis of deals, including developing deal terms, portfolio strategies and financing options. Crawford enjoys and promotes VAAN’s relationships with UVA and is a frequent moderator and panelist on “University Angels” programs.