Richard

Name

Richard

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Southwest or London

Big Business Experience

Oracle

Canadian Surety

Small Business Experience

Realtime Networks Inc.

Audeamus International

Summary

Starting and operating two of his own successful businesses (one technology firm and one organisational learning consultancy) taught Richard courage, resilience, and the value of creating and aligning strategy to overall objectives and (critically) trends but also to pivot/adjust when necessary.

Richard believes it is important to have a plan, but equally, important to adjust that plan as situations dictate; change is an asset when harnessed correctly.

Qualifications

  • Simon Fraser University (Canada) – Economics, International Relations
  • Microsoft Certified Professional

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Building and leading successful teams
  • Transforming operations
  • Creating value and driving profit growth
  • Creating/maintaining positive stakeholder relationships
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • P & L ownership
  • Business Development
  • Broad international experience (NA, EU, UK, APAC)

Experience

  • Led the team that grew the business from underperforming to 10X revenue (£25m turnover), and 5X headcount in under 5 years
  • Founded bootstrapped technology company which led to >$5M turnover and successful exit
  • Created and managed internationally diverse sales team and processes which lead to substantial revenue increase
  • Co-founded and managed successful international learning and development organisation which led to successful exit in APAC region
  • 20+ years of P & L ownership
  • Led GTM and product development for numerous successful technology products