Dr Dave Richards is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur who has become a global leader in both business thought and practice.
One of the UK’s most sought-after business speakers, he specializes on the intersection of ‘hard stuff’ like strategy, innovation and leadership, and ‘soft stuff’, like people, psychology, culture, communication and engagement.
An experienced and highly successful serial entrepreneur, innovator and master strategist, Dave is an honorary visiting Fellow with the Faculty of Management, Cass Business School, City University, London.
In addition he is the co-founder and honorary lifetime member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Innovation Lab, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, and a Director at Dr Dave Innovation Ltd.
Previously Dave served as a globally responsible senior executive with multinational leaders such as Oracle and Nortel Networks where he led the creation of £ Billions of shareholder value.
In the early days of the Internet, he grew a start-up data business to >$500m turnover, with 80% gross margins, in three years.
As General Manager, he revitalised Nortel’s UK public networks business, restoring customer confidence, achieving competitive leadership and driving highly profitable, 67% growth on a base of ₤200m turnover – all within a single year.
He was also instrumental in winning a global account worth $1 billion per annum from an entrenched competitor using an ‘impossible, against-all-the-rules’ sales strategy.
With experience at the highest and most privileged end of the business and entrepreneurial spectrum, combined with his natural business talent and acumen, Dave is the combination of creativity and experience that make him an ideal business management speaker.
To book the inspirational Dr. Dave Richards as the business management speaker for your event contact the Champions Motivational Speakers agency by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.
- Business Management
- Business Leadership
- Stakeholder Relations