Rich Eskew

“It’s an honor to work for a company that has as its North Star the goal of making people’s lives better. Accessing the healthcare system when you need it the most can be a frustrating process, and we spend every day trying to figure out how to make that experience better and less expensive for our customers and their employee families.”

Rich Eskew serves as EVP, General Counsel, and Chief Privacy Officer at Accolade. In these roles, he is responsible for helping Accolade close new deals, bring new products and services to market, and manage the company’s legal and regulatory risk. With trust and privacy at the core of how Accolade supports its members, Rich focuses on maintaining a world-class privacy program and ensuring that all Accolade employees are trained on Accolade’s privacy policies.

Prior to Accolade, Rich served as Executive Director of Corporate Legal and Compliance for Nomura Holding America (the North American division of the Global Japanese Wholesale and Investment Bank) and its subsidiary Instinet (an electronic trading firm). As part of his responsibilities, Rich led Nomura America’s and Instinet’s data protection and privacy compliance efforts. Before that, Rich was Special Counsel in the Manhattan law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP where he helped his clients close deals, litigate technology and IP disputes, and comply with various data protection regulations. Rich is a registered Patent Attorney and has filed hundreds of patent applications for his clients in various industries, including financial services.

Rich earned his JD from the Fordham University School of Law, and holds an Engineering degree from Manhattan College. He’s married with two daughters and enjoys playing and watching sports, helping his youngest daughter with her dance moves (you don’t want to see that), and going to the shore with his family.