Mr. Richard is a successful entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in the development and leadership of technology, software ventures, and designing and teaching entrepreneurship programs globally. He founded the social purpose enterprise S4S International, to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful enterprises. He has started and sold 4 technology companies. Across his career he was the CEO of a NASDAQ listed technology company, a Venture Investor, an active Angel Investor, and a guest lecturer at Cambridge University. As the Founder of S4S he has taught 10s of thousands of entrepreneurs across 3 continents. He was awarded the Queens Award from Queen Elizabeth for his efforts to drive entrepreneurship. He has received honorary doctorates for his work in developing entrepreneurship curricula and training. He was the author of the Richard Report on Small Business as Chairman of the Conservative Party Task Force, a policy guideline on support for small business. He authored the Richard Review of Apprenticeships, a review of the UK apprenticeship system presented to Parliament, supported by all political parties and formed the basis for its reform. He authored the popular entrepreneurship book, How to Start a Creative Business. He was a Non-Executive Director of the UK’s Innovation Agency, Innovate UK. He has a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, an executive management certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.