Richard has over 20 years of senior management experience in several Fortune 500 companies with extensive international experience (North America, Asia and Europe). His main areas of expertise include M&A, private equity and venture capital, post-acquisition/merger integration, initial public offerings (IPO), divestments, leadership, strategic planning processes, business development, operational & financial management, international restructuring, cultural integration, change management, implementation of ERP systems and people management. He was formally recognized for excellence achieved in operational and financial management leading to several international expatriate assignments
M&A Skills & Expertise
Richard has worked in Private Equity, targeted many acquisition targets and closed several deals in the technology, consumer electronics, manufacturing and healthcare industries. He is experienced in M&A processes and strategies, valuations, synergies, due diligence and negotiations.
Richard has worked internationally in Canada, U.S, China and Europe on a variety of expatriate assignments and has been involved in merger integration, strategy and operations projects totaling more than several hundreds of millions in value. He led the operations and cultural integration of Laboratoires UPSA, France ($1bn) into Bristol Myers Squibb’s global operations and was the regional finance lead for the strategic carve-out and IPO of Mead Johnson Nutritionals ($0.7bn). He was also involved in other multidisciplinary projects such as process improvements, change management, governance programs, establishment & optimization of financial control systems and shared service centers.