Joe Segarra was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Rich Entertainment Group of Companies in July 2013. Joe’s affiliation with the Rich Entertainment Group and its parent company, Rich Products Corporation, dates back to 1988 where he served on the accounting staff as a member of the Buffalo office of Ernst & Young. After spending several years with the firm and providing tax and related services to Rich Products Corporations and its subsidiaries, Joe joined the company in 1993 to guide their worldwide tax function as their Director of Tax.
Along with this role, Joe assumed the position of Director of Finance for the Rich Baseball Organization and in 1999 was promoted to Vice President of Finance for Rich Products. In 2003, he assumed a new position as Vice President of Finance in the Shareholder Risk Management group where he continues to have oversight responsibility for their Tax, Internal Audit and Shareholder Planning activities. In 2011 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Rich Entertainment Group of Companies and in 2013 he was also promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Finance for Rich’s.
He currently serves as Treasurer of the Rich Family Foundation, a private operating charitable foundation and also as a Board member of the recently created Buffalo Bisons Charitable Foundation. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.