Mark Richards

Coaching and Consulting Experience 
Mark brings over 25 years of experience as a business leader, executive coach and trusted consultant.  As a consultant and coach, he has deep knowledge and expertise in working with leaders to put into practice the value of building trust in organizations, executing strategies, and helping clients succeed.  His real world experience in leading companies and sales forces allows Mark to quickly understand what teams and clients are facing and how to approach their issues.  He is a frequent keynote speaker on topics relating to leadership, organizational effectiveness, trust, and sales/business development effectiveness.

Mark is sought after to work with senior executive teams in areas of leadership, execution, and sales/business development.  He has worked with senior leaders and firms throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Some of his clients include Bank of Boston, Fidelity Investments, BTJD Law Partners, Merrill Lynch, Accenture, Garretson Group, Guardian Life, EDS, Microsoft, Deloitte, Dell, United Health, Columbia Health Care, Pfizer, Siemens, Merck, Abbott, American Express, and Optum.

Business Experience
Mark has an abundance of first hand executive leadership and sales experience.   As President and CEO of a clinical research company, he led its growth to one of Utah’s Top 100 fastest growing companies for four consecutive years.  As President, CEO, and owner of a freight audit firm focused on developing significant financial returns for its clients, Mark led the company to 500 percent growth over a three year period.   Clients represented in this business included the electronic, entertainment, and financial industries, to name a few.  Mark also held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing within two organizations earlier in his career.  His ability to unite and motivate organizations to reach their common goals is demonstrated through the results he consistently achieved in these roles.  These leadership roles in industry allow Mark to bring a unique blend of real world experience to his coaching and consulting.

Education and Certifications
Mark received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his Masters from Seattle University’s Albers School of Business.  He also addresses and teaches Franklin Covey content, including Helping Clients Succeed, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Speed of Trust, and Leadership.