Richard Coronado is a proven Technology Business Management (TBM) Professional with a strong technology and financial management background; and is a Creative Thinker, Strategist, and Philanthropist. Coronado has been dedicated to the advancement of Latinos in business; he has worked on developing and managing programs to assist underserved communities and small businesses. Coronado’s accomplishments have been carried out in a variety of different industries including: technology, healthcare, government, trade and transportation, education, real estate, sports and entertainment, and nonprofit. Coronado is currently a Sr. Financial Analyst in Technology Financial Business Management at Molina Healthcare Inc. MOH (NYSE). In his role, Coronado is charged with the configuration and operationalization of a TBM Cost Transparency solution (Apptio) designed to position executives with the knowledge to manage and communicate the cost, quality, and value of IT Services. Prior to Molina Healthcare, Coronado served as a Grants Analyst for the Port of Long Beach’s Security Division. In that role he was a part of a team that administered Federal Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to carry out security technology and emergency first response projects that supported the Port of Long Beach and Regional Urban Area security initiatives. Earlier in his career Coronado had the opportunity to serve as a Financial Analyst for Programs Operations and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RHCC).
While at the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Coronado made it his ultimate goal to develop programs and partnerships that aided in the development of young professionals and a sustainable economy. It was through a partnership with the RHCC, that Coronado had the opportunity to serve the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network where he supported the 7th largest funded program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); a program budgeted at $8 million. During that time Coronado assisted the Interim Regional Director with the large scale operation and implementation of statewide strategic initiatives. In his spare time Coronado is an active mentor for the Regional Hispanic Institute’s (RHI) Mentorship Program and the Regional Hispanic Leadership Council (RHLC) for which he cofounded. Both programs were created in an effort to bridge the gap between college students and the local and business community, by providing internship experience, leadership development, and mentoring.
Students of the programs are partnered with distinguished senior level executives over a semester period. During the mentorship period students have the opportunity to shadow and learn from their respective mentors. Coronado’s family immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico to an area of Los Angeles that borders Inglewood and Lennox. Having faced violence and crime while growing up in his local neighborhood, he knew that education was the key to embracing a better future. In 2010, Coronado graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors of Science in Finance, Real Estate, and Law; and in 2012 he graduated from the UCLA Anderson School of Business Riordan MBA Fellowship. His success was influenced by remarkable people. His parents are his primary source of influence, who he says are his “guias del alma.” Second, his mentors Dr. Thomas Rhoads, Sandy Cajas, James Alva, John Jarvis, David Maciel, and Candy Saenz who have believed in his future. Lastly, his peers because through them he can learn and enjoy the joys of life.