Richard Clemens, CFA CPA


Richard brings over two decades experience to help individuals, families, and organizations align wealth with life.

Richard presides over Hawk100, a Dublin, Ohio based independent registered investment adviser.


Richard has held principal, executive and management roles for multiple investment advisers, mutual funds, and financial service firms since beginning his career in public accountancy.  One of Richard's former firms was recognized among the fastest growing investment adviser firms nationally while he was its principal and chief investment officer. 

Richard has regularly spoken to global audiences on matters of finance, wealth management, and leadership.  Richard has advanced the investment profession as Ohio University adjunct faculty member, CFA Institute Presidents Council Representative, President and Board Chair of CFA Society of Columbus, and senior faculty member for Becker Professional Review.  He has won awards for teaching excellence, professional leadership, and community benevolence.

Richard holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and is licensed in Ohio as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Investment Adviser Representative and Life and Health Insurance Agent. He maintains membership with CFA Institute, CFA Society of Columbus, AICPA Personal Financial Planning section, and Ohio Society of CPAs.  Richard received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting earning University Honors from The Ohio State University.


Richard adheres to the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct in the investment profession.  As a CFA Charterholder and active CPA, Richard commits to place client Members’ interests first, to maintain his independence and objectivity, and to serve with integrity and honesty.  In matters of client interest, Richard exercises diligence and thoroughness and upholds a fiduciary standard of care.


Richard makes a lifetime commitment to charity.  Richard has been among the foremost volunteer leaders for CFA Institute, the global investment professional association.  He has served a number of leadership roles including president and board chair for CFA Society of Columbus where he was recognized globally for revitalizing a mature Society.  Richard founded Clemens Cycle for Cancer, a Miami Valley Hospital Foundation charitable fund, to advance treatment options for cancer patients and their families.  He serves his local community as ambassador for Dublin Chamber of Commerce, treasurer for Dublin Crew and Cub Scouts, and brother of the Knights of Columbus.

Richard resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife and three children.