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, Business Development and is currently employed by Transcend Air Corp. as Senior Vice President, Risk Management.