The Honorable Richard Greco, Jr.
Richard Greco, Jr. is the Founder, President, and Chairman of the Board of The Montfort Academy. Under his leadership since 2002, The Montfort Academy has grown to 175 full-time students with a staff of 25 outstanding faculty members and has been consistently ranked one of the best Catholic high schools in America. He has guided and helped The Montfort Academy implement its classical curriculum, expand its sports programs, establish special programs of formation in the Catholic faith, and form relationships with prestigious research, academic, cultural, and religious institutions such as the LuEster Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Gardens, the Hudson River Museum, the OSilas Museum at Concordia College, the Sacro Cuore High School in Rome, Italy, the Monte dei Paschi di Siena Foundation, the Saint Benedict Monastery in Norcia, Italy, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
In 2004 Richard Greco was appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate as the nation's 19th Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller). In this role, he served as the chief financial officer of the Department of the Navy, a global, $130 billion enterprise. In 2002, prior to his nomination and confirmation by the Senate, he was appointed by the President as a White House Fellow.
After retiring from government, Richard Greco, Jr. was named Chief Executive Officer of the international merchant banking firm of Filangieri Capital Partners, whose many clients and portfolio companies in Italy, the United States, and emerging markets of the Middle East and Africa are in the aerospace and defense, homeland security, pharmaceuticals, medical software, intellectual property, financial data analytics, metal mechanics, and water & waste water treatment industries.
In addition to The Montfort Academy, Richard Greco serves on the board of directors of The Hudson River Museum, The Navy League of the United States New York Chapter, the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation, and the National Italian Language Foundation. Among his awards and distinctions are The Department of the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, Knighthood of the Italian Republic bestowed by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Italy, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Filippo Mazzei Award for Public Service.
Richard Greco holds an M.B.A. in finance from The University of Chicago, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.S. in Chemistry Summa Cum Laude, In Cursu Honorum from Fordham University.