As EVP, Global Chief Experience Officer, Richard leads R/GA’s Global Experience Design team in utilizing leading edge technologies to bolster user experience.
As EVP, Global Chief Experience Officer, Richard guides and leads R/GA’s Global Experience Design (XD) team to help strengthen and bolster R/GA’s portfolio of capabilities (mobile, social, commerce, prototyping, experiential, data visualization, and Internet of Things). The XD team is responsible for the overall user experiences of all communications, products, and services that R/GA launches into the marketplace.
In his more than 13 years with R/GA, Richard has worked on a wide range of clients which includes Nike, Samsung, Google, J&J, and MasterCard. Recently, Richard also spearheaded the R/GA work that won the Mobile Marketing Association’s 2013 Global Mobile Agency of the Year. Richard has received nearly every major industry award, including the Cannes Titanium Lion, the Grand Clio, the International ANDY Awards GRANDY, and the D&AD Black Pencil.
Richard is a sought-after digital thought leader and has served on a number of award show juries such as The One Show, The International Clio Awards, The London International Awards, The Effies, and The Webby Awards. He has also spoken at numerous conferences including SXSWi, Advertising Week, The One Club, and the Mobile Marketing Forum. In the recent years, Richard has published articles in Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Advertising Age, AdWeek, and Digiday.
As an avid follower of startups and emerging digital trends, Richard helps to drive R/GA’s FutureVision program and is a co-founder of the critically acclaimed R/GA Accelerator program, which works with start-ups in the Internet of Things space. Richard currently serves as co-Chair of the Mobile Marketing Association’s Internet of Things Incubation Council and is an executive member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
Richard has strong ties in the academic world and previously taught “Designing the Future of TV” at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and has been a guest lecturer at Brown University, Parsons School of Design, Miami Ad School, and Howard University. In recent years, Business Insider ranked Richard as #3 in their annual “Most Creative People in Mobile Advertising” survey and AdWeek rated Richard as a top 25 ad voice on Twitter. You can learn more about Richard and his sneaker collection by following him on Twitter, @flytip.