Richard Tindal is a domain industry expert. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Donuts, Inc., a start-up new gTLD registry operator. Richard has formerly served as Senior Vice-President of Registry Operations at Demand Media, Vice-President of Registry Operations at Neustar, Director of International Sales at Network Solutions, and General Manager of U.S. Operations for Melbourne IT. He began his career in the technology industry working for Texas Instruments in the United States. During his term at Neustar, Richard successfully secured two contracts for the company to manage and operate the .us TLD from the United States Government and led the application and launching of the .biz TLD.
In 2009, while serving as SVP for eNom/Demand Media, Richard wrote to ICANN regarding the company's position in support of registry-registrar cross-ownership in new gTLDs. He emphasized that cross-ownership has been a common practice within the domain industry since 2001. According him, cross-ownership provides lower prices, innovation and improved service for consumers. It also promotes competition. He also opined that the only disadvantage to the mechanism occurs when a price cap exist where the supplier has market power. 
Richard made a video presentation on new gTLDs during his tenure as SVP for Demand Media. See video below:
He is also a blog contributor for CircleID, an online publication on internet infrastructure. His blogs related to the domain name industry is available here.
Richard received his Bachelors Degree in Business from the University of Southern Queensland. He graduated with honors.