Senior Portfolio Manager | Managing Partner
Since 1984, it has been Ron’s mission to provide active investment management, and comprehensive financial guidance that allows his clients to enjoy their wealth, rather than spending endless hours supervising it.
Just as climbers call on seasoned guides to help them conquer the most challenging peaks, we believe that those with significant wealth deserve the expertise of a seasoned portfolio manager.
We have been refining our investment skills, amassing considerable financial knowledge to serve Vista clients and their vision of the future. 34 years. We know the industry well. We understand the careful, measured planning and broad outlook required to achieve lasting success. Our process will guide you from one objective to the next, and steadily toward your objectives.
In 2009 Ron formed Vista Investment Partners, at Raymond James. His desire to build relationships, and serve clients has led to many accolades. The most important, the trust and respect of those he serves.
An alumnus of Southwestern college, in Winfield, Kansas, Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has earned the distinction of being a Certified Financial Planner, which is awarded to advisors who meet the high experience, education and ethical standards of the CFP Board.
Originally from Winfield, Kansas, Ron has resided in Oklahoma City for the past 35 years. He enjoys putting his spare time to use cycling, fishing and supporting causes like Teen Recovery Solutions, and Heartline.
Client Service Manager | Operations Specialist
Highly organized and meticulous about details, Mindy leaves very little to chance when it comes to Vista Investment Partners clients and the day-to-day operations of the company.
In 1977, Mindy began as a cashier with Smith Barney Harris Upham (currently Morgan Stanley) where she put her mathematics major and love of numbers to good use. Over the next ten years, as technology evolved, her job evolved as well – and she built a well-rounded set of skills that served as solid foundation for the services she provides Vista’s clients today.
Mindy began working for Ron Richardson, Vista’s founder, in 1992 at Smith Barney in Oklahoma City. The pair soon learned they worked well together and the partnership continued throughout moves to Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Raymond James, and the formation of Vista Investment Partners in 2009. Throughout their time together, Ron and Mindy have established many long-term relationships with clients and Mindy’s role at Vista enables her to work one-on-one with each of them, assisting them with day-to-day needs and throughout various life changes.
Chief Compliance Officer | Business Manager
Kimberly was working for the U.S. Air Force in Germany when a chance introduction led to an opportunity to work for worldwide consulting firm, Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). Intrigued by the prospect of building a career in the financial industry, she made the leap and hasn’t looked back.
After four years with Accenture, where she worked on a client accounting team for the company’s clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and India. Kimberly returned to the U.S. and went to work for Morgan Stanley in Texas.
It was the move to Dallas, Texas that led her to a role in the compliance department of local firm, Southwest Securities, and to the realization that compliance was a part of the industry that suited her strengths and appealed to her interests.
She was working for the Oklahoma City branch of Raymond James & Associates with Vista Investment Partners founder, Ron Richardson, in 2016 when the opportunity to join Ron in forming the company arose.
She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Business Operations Manager and is excited to be a part of building a company whose passion and mission is to provide an exceptional level of service to clients.