Richard spent most of his early career in product and channel marketing for Hewlett Packard, where he led the transition of a purely B2B business into the fast-growing home computing market. He then spent nine years at Orange, delivering significant growth in consumer and B2B markets, before moving to NEC Corporation where he led first the European Network Solutions team, and then became CEO of the German business.
In 2011, Richard accepted the role of CEO at Yell, and led the successful transformation to a fully digital provider of managed marketing services for local businesses. He was recognised as a highest rated CEO leading a Glassdoor ‘Best Place to Work’. Richard joined the Commify team in January 2020, primed to accelerate Commify’s growth.
Richard lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife. They have three children, two of whom have finished university and live away from home and one still studying. As a recent empty nester, there has been more time for travel, cycling, and an occasional round of golf.