Richard Canter, Chief Operating Officer, SKCG Group
The Canter File
Hometown: Purchase, N.Y.
Family: Wife of 25 years, Meredith; two sons: Alex, a junior at the University of Maryland, and Kyle, a senior at Harrison High School
Last book read: The Big Short, by Michael Lewis (“It’s about a group of individuals who shorted the CDO market. What’s fascinating for me is that a few of my clients are in the book.”)
Favorite music: Southern rock ’n’ roll, blues, jazz, funk
Wheels: A 2010 Cadillac Escalade (“I use it to haul my boat stuff and my fishing gear. Besides, it’s a nice ride.”)
Charities: Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Purchase Fire Department and ex-chief and volunteer firefighter for 35 years. Past President and member of the board of directors of the Purchase Community House, a nonprofit community center that provides after-school activities for students in grades K-6 and a summer camp for about 550 kids. For 30 years, he’s been involved in raising funds for the Ranachqua Foundation, a nonprofit that sends underprivileged and handicapped Boy Scouts to Scout camp. (“We have sent thousands of kids to Scout camp who otherwise would never have had an opportunity to experience camp. Ranachqua was founded by my father and his scouting buddies from the Bronx.”)