Richard Gersh has been a licensed Coast Guard captain (100 ton Near Coastal) since the age of 18. For his “day” job, he has also spent more than 20 years with MetLife, serving in senior management roles in finance and risk management. He acted as CFO/Chief of Staff to the General Counsel in Boston and served as President of Newbury Insurance Company, Ltd., a Bermuda-based captive reinsurance company.  He has worked for an MIT spinoff in the aerospace industry as Vice President of Business Development and is currently employed by Transcend Air Corp., a start-up FAA Part 135 scheduled air commuter service, as Senior Vice President – Risk Management.