John B. Richards, Global Brand Executive

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Availability

John B. Richards is available for select Board of Advisor opportunities or at the helm of a top global brand.

Leadership Profile

Global CEO who led disruptive business strategies and initiatives to dramatically drive stakeholder value. As a mission-driven, growth-oriented leader, developed state of the art digital e-commerce and social media strategies which drove accelerated growth in iconic multinational and emerging consumer-driven companies such as Four Seasons Hotels, Starbucks, Elizabeth Arden, and Joint Chiropractic. Produced proven financial results through superior operations, digital/social marketing, branding, and real estate development. Devised exit strategies to maximize profit for shareholders. Extensive knowledge of boardroom and corporate governance matters as well as IPO and private equity funding through 20+ years of public and private board experience. John’s leadership grew Starbucks at an unparalleled meteoric rate from 500 to 3200 stores in three years (that’s around 900 store openings per year!). The graph below illustrates this incredible achievement:

 

Expertise

Strategy
Private Equity
International Development
Healthcare services
Multi-Location
Channel Strategy
Digital Social Media
Retail growth
Brand Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
E-Commerce
CRM
Loyalty
Fitness/Spa
Consumer Packaged Goods
Hotel/Cruise
Retail Operations