Global Chief Data & Technology Officer
Richard has 20 years of experience helping businesses realize their opportunities for growth and transformation.
In his role as Essence's Global Chief Data & Technology Officer, Richard oversees the management and continual improvement of the agency's analytics, ad operations, data strategy, and technology teams. He works closely with client leaders to ensure cross-practice teams are set up to successfully meet client needs and leading the implementation & evolution of the agency’s operating model to drive gains in operational efficiency & effectiveness.
Richard was a founding member of Essence in 2005 and has had the opportunity to apply his business and operational acumen to every stage of the agency’s successful growth.
Before Essence, Richard worked client-side in analytics at a leading retail bank, and before that as a consultant in a global business consulting firm.