Richard has over 30 years experience in IT and consulting, primarily in executive and managerial positions with significant P&L responsibilities.
Richard now works as an independent consultant offering executive coaching and facilitation services in the information technology industry. Leveraging his management and business experience, Richard works on building a coaching relationship with IT leaders focused on improving their managerial and inter-personal skills. He believes strongly in the importance of “team” to get desired results and doing what is necessary to achieve a high-functioning team environment. His clients will attest to the value he brings, and to the refreshing to-the-point manner in which it is delivered.
Prior to starting his own consulting business, Richard held senior management and executive positions with IBM, the DMR Group (the largest IT consulting firm in Canada at that time), MCI Systemhouse, EDS, and Sapient. At DMR, Richard launched their US West Coast operation in Los Angeles. Richard played a major role in that expanding DMR in California over a 10-year period to 200 people, initially as Managing Director for S. California, and later as VP of Marketing for the US Division. At MCI Systemhouse, as Managing Director, his responsibilities were to manage and oversee the delivery services of their new outsourcing business unit, which eventually comprised over $50M of annual revenues for the firm. In 2000, Richard joined Sapient with a mandate to expand their business base with a specific focus on the Automotive Industry. By the end of 2003, when he retired from Sapient to focus on his private consulting business, the Automotive Sector in California had grown from a minor presence to over $12M in annual revenues under his leadership.