Richard started his Operations Consulting career with Celerant Consulting over 20 years ago in the UK. He was one of the founding members that launched the Celerant Consulting business in the Americas in 1996. During that time Richard has focused on leading complex global business transformations for leading global organizations in the Manufacturing, Chemicals, Oil and Gas, Mining, Life Sciences and Consumer Products sectors. His core capabilities are in Operational Excellence, Integrated Supply Chain, Commercial Excellence and M&A Transaction Services. He was Head of Operations for Celerant Americas and Hitachi Consulting Operations Consulting Americas for the last 10 years. Richard graduated with a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering with Management & Business Studies from Brunel University in London. Prior to consulting, Richard worked in the Automotive industry in the UK for a tier 1 supplier to Land Rover and Honda, where he was schooled in Lean Manufacturing. He also completed Advanced Management Programs at INSEAD in France and Stanford University in California.