Richard A. Vaccari

Richard Vaccari

Vice President – Investor Relations

Richard A. Vaccari is vice president of investor relations for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide.

In his current position, Vaccari oversees Sempra Energy’s shareholder relations with the financial community.

Previously, Vaccari was treasurer of Sempra Energy, and before that, served as vice president of mergers and acquisitions. He also was managing director of Sempra Partners, an equity fund with financial and energy counterparts to acquire attractive gas and power assets.

Prior to joining Sempra Energy in 2003, Vaccari spent more than 20 years in investment banking, focusing primarily on the power sector. He began his career at Goldman Sachs as vice president of the public utility group, and served as a managing director in the global power group at Merrill Lynch. He also worked for Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a senior managing director in the energy group and responsible for some of the largest client relationships in the Midwest.

Vaccari holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.