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Growth Company CEO & Fortune 50 Company President | Outside Board Director | Value and Margin Growth | Technology Company Advisor | Expert on Best Place to Work Transformation | Global Executive

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Richard Guha improves, fixes, and optimizes businesses and industries. During his 40 years in business, he has observed that companies qualifying as "Best Places to Work," always grow their value faster than companies that may be similar in all other respects. While getting on such a list provides recognition, he ensures that these companies "walk the talk."

Richard has a technology focused education and general management experience as President of businesses as diverse as Reliant Energy, a Fortune 50 company (now part of NRG Energy), and Mars Frozen Foods. He has substantial experience as a C-level executive in technology companies, and extensive experience in marketing companies including Procter & Gamble and Mars. He has identified, evaluated and made multiple acquisitions and divestitures and executed many business turnarounds in multiple industries and countries. Richard has also been an interim executive and advisor to numerous Fortune 500 and growth companies.

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Having lived in ten countries on four continents, Richard has been successfully running, starting and turning around businesses throughout his career, and has assumed worldwide responsibilities. He has transformed underperforming or wrongly positioned businesses into successful organizations as a line manager in Fortune 100 companies, adviser, or interim manager in large and small companies, or while serving on over nine Boards. Seving as President of a seven billion dollar energy company, he executed a complete turnaround. Serving as General Manager of an unprofitable and struggling 20 million dollar frozen food business, he transformed it into a now three billion dollar business. He has multiplied the market value of the last three large companies he has led.

Richard's experience spans multiple industries, from consumer packaged goods to high-tech; energy to telecommunications. His expertise also spans several functions, from General Management to Marketing. Richard has created highly profitable new business models to address changing regulations in airlines, financial services, telecommunications, cable television, and energy, as well as successfully commercialized new technology. He has spoken at many conferences, appeared on national TV, radio, newspapers and magazines from CNBC to the Wall Street Journal.

In 1996, while at US West/Comcast, he was the first person to introduce and name the consumer "broadband" market. He ran Reliant Energy, the most successful U.S. retail energy business and pioneered multi-channel and direct to consumer marketing. He multiplied market value of three public corporations in just two years.

Richard has focused on initiating and leading change to achieve successful results in global organizations in changing markets. He has created new paradigms that have transformed the market structure and built substantial revenue and profit growth. Much of the success was built on his definition of tasks and responsibilities as well as structure and communications.

Richard graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Physics, and Math. He became one of the youngest people to earn a Masters from Cambridge in Chemical Engineering. He is a respected expert, published author and public speaker, and is sought after as a media interviewee.

Richard is also Chairman of the International Executives Resource Group, the coveted global group of senior international executives. He is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), the largest non-profit professional group for senior marketing executives.

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