Who is Richard?

Professional info

Richard is an internationally recognized thought leader in technology collaboration, digital strategy, data science, humanities, philosophical aesthetics, and is often referred to as a ‘futurist.’  He is a  consummate writer, author, keynote speaker, technology influencer, and catalyst for change.

Since retiring after forty years in the business of technology and education, Richard’s focus now centers on helping technology executives understand  “Collaboration” with an emphasis on Transparency, Innovation, Education, and how the new role of the “Content Technology Executive” will assist organizations in achieving their goals.

During Richard’s career he has presented over five hundred keynotes and workshops for the Global 2000 and various industry associations in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia during his professional career.

Today, Richard is bringing that experience and know-how to assist organizations in achieving their mission.

Richard brings years of experience to bear in his lively and interactive Keynotes and programs.   Defining the real issues, challenges, and opportunities for people to better understand the technology and the role it plays amid the life of struggles in a world of change.

Innovation/Education/Collaboration are the keys to systematically changing our world, our business, and our lives to live a life in pursuit of knowing the greater good for customers, employees, shareholders, and partners.

Richard’s roots in strategic thinking go back to his college days at St. Meinrad College, where he focused on Humanities. His graduate studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology concentrated on Patristics, Philosophy, and Systematics. Richard studied with Dr. Eli Goldratt, creator of the “Theory of Constraints,” who is best known for the book called “The Goal,” with over seven million copies sold in thirty-two languages. Richard worked closely with Eli developing cutting-edge methods for banks, insurance companies, and investment banking. The years spent working with Dr. Goldratt helped shaped and influenced Richard’s thinking and understanding of the nature of organizations, data management, and constraints. Richard is designated a “Jonah’s Jonah.”

Applying what Richard calls “Content Strategic Thinking,” Richard provides expertise, years of experience, and insightful guidance, scenario planning, and creativity to organizational leaders, CMO’s, CIO’s, CISO’s, CTO’s, CDO’s and CFO’s, cutting edge technologists, and marketing gurus who are discerning how technology intersects with, and embraces the work of their organizations.

Richard calls this the “Intersection of Humanities and Technology.” Of particular interest to Richard is, “What is the role of privacy, data management, and marketing  as an integrated view, and how best to prepare for the change at hand?” An area Richard is passionate and very dedicated to is helping organizations, see the storms before the clouds arrive.

In Richard’s keynotes and workshops he brings out the critical learning experience and how we come to understand what is under the surface to the issues we are facing and how to innovate with people, technologies, and processes and to educate each other, to collaborate and transform the current environment.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.”  ~ Aristotle

Richard’s Experience

  • Chief Information Security Officer & data scientist for American National Insurance, a multi-line public company, where Richard’s focus was collaboration through innovation and education.

  • Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, C-bridge, a public company where Richard conducted over five hundred keynotes, workshops, and presentations worldwide.

  • Director of Industry Strategy & Consulting, Oracle, a public company, delivering presentations, workshops and strategy sessions for global companies entering the second/third industrial revolution.

  • CEO/President of Security Federal Bank & Trust

  • National director for Technology Advisory Services focused on strategy, processes, and policies  Coopers & Lybrand (PwC)

  • University Lecturer on Root Cause Analysis, AI and Big Data and the effects on privacy, including adult continuing education programs.

  • Former Chairperson and member of the board of directors for the Center for Parish Development an ecumenical missional research and teaching agency.

  • Member of The American Philosophical Association

  • Member The American Teilhard Association

  • Retired professional member of the National Speakers Association

  • Retired Member of ISACA (isaca.org) focus centered on data privacy & cybersecurity.

  • Retired Member of IAPP the International Association of Privacy Professionals (iapp.org)

  • Retired Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Member of the International Thomas Merton Society

  • Member of Weststar Institute

  • Advocate & Supporter of The Center for Action and Contemplation

  • My most prized designation:  Jonah’s Jonah

  • My MBTI® Personality Type is ENFJ. My Enneagram is a 7



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