As a recipient of a ceramic on ceramic total hip replacement, Richard Warner showed his gratitude for his improved quality of life by starting the Foundation for Advancement in Research in Medicine, Inc. (FARM) in the year 2000, and its patient awareness site BoneSmart.org in 2005. A leading advocate for wider use and acceptance of advanced orthopedic applications Mr. Warner is the driving force behind FARM, BoneSmart, and it’s mission to improve the quality of human lives and support the orthopedic research community.
Prior to founding FARM Mr. Warner served as an agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and became a life member of MDRT before age 30. He was a top production qualifier and Chairman of the Ethics Committee, California Division for MassMutual.
In 1975, Mr. Warner, president and CEO of Warner Enterprises, Inc., began a company providing banks and savings and loans with institutional private banking services. This included estate and financial planning to high net worth bank and savings and loan clients. First Institutional Services, a multinational private banking company acquired Warner Enterprises, Inc. in 1985. Mr. Warner served as president and CEO of the combined companies.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Richard Warner attended Cal State University where he took classes in accounting, economics, and corporate finance. In 1971 Mr. Warner successfully completed the last part of what then was a ten part examination leading to the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), issued by the American College, Brynmawr, PA.
Richard and his wife Madeline have resided in the Palm Springs, CA area since 1992 and make frequent visits to their three children and four granchildren residing in Colorado and northern California.