Richard’s career has been in senior sales, marketing and general management within both small and large local as well as international software and technology companies. He has managed dispersed operations across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the far East as well as the US where he lived and was based for a time. Along with experience of 2 x IPO’s he has also been involved in the purchase and merging of 3 companies in Western Europe and has most recently himself been the subject of an acquisition by a larger competitor.
Richard is extremely enthusiastic about the potential of modern Employee Ownership both as an owner’s exit strategy as well as an ongoing agile and resilient business format. He therefore decided in late 2018 along with Gerry Young and Mark Butler to start RVE Corporate Finance – focusing on introducing the benefits of EO to many more small and mid-size businesses and actively expanding the sector.
Richard enjoys village life in Berkshire with his patient wife, children and a needy dog.