Richard has over 45 years business experience in Finance, Operations, Marketing and General Management within both technology and consumer industries. He has been CEO of a Fortune 100 company, several start-ups, consultant to about one third of the Fortune 500, Board Member and active investor in startups.
He has a Bachelors’ degree in Math, Physics, Chemistry and Fluid Mechanics from the University of Cambridge, and also a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge.
Richard joined Procter & Gamble in Consumer Marketing, before moving to Mars, Inc. He then went into Strategy consulting at Marketing Corporation of America, where he worked largely for F500 companies in Healthcare, Pharma, as well as Fintech and Telecommunications. He has worked with businesses such as Pfizer, SKB, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Beiersdorf, St. Luke’s Hospital, Weight Watcher, Cedars Sinai Hospital and others. He re-entered corporate life as CMO of US West. He has been the SVP Marketing and Business Development of Remedy/BMC enterprise software, and President of Reliant Energy, a Fortune 100 company. Richard has also been involved in almost 2,500 startups since 1992. His roles have included founder, CEO, investor, Board member and Mentor.
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