Lyneir Richardson is an assistant professor of professional practice in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School. He serves as the executive director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers.
Richardson is co-founder of The Chicago TREND Corporation, a social enterprise funded by prestigious impact investors to stimulate urban retail development. To date, he has raised over $38M of low-cost capital to strengthen urban commercial corridors. Richardson recently created deal structures to empower more than 340 Black residents and small impact investors to own five neighborhood shopping centers in Chicago and Baltimore.
Richardson served as the chief executive officer of the primary economic development corporation in Newark, N.J., for two different mayoral administrations. He was named a young entrepreneur of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. He started his career as a corporate attorney at the First National Bank of Chicago.
Richardson graduated from Bradley University and the University of Chicago Law School.
- Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School
- Executive Director, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
- CEO, The Chicago TREND Corporation