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Richard Knight

EMEA Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Richard has amassed a significant record of achievement over his 30 years in Financial Services dedicating his career to sales management, leadership development, and coaching to empower leaders. Since serving in the Parachute Regiment within the British Army, which embedded his drive, discipline, and ability to execute, he has built a career path from being a top advisor to clients to being an award-winning sales manager at the Prudential. Leading to managing multiple sales teams and several senior positions at HSBC including Head of UK High Net Worth Banking.

Richard’s international experience spans over 16 markets covering the US, South America, Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia. This included serving as the Global Head of Sales Management at HSBC, developing thousands of leaders while driving wealth management, customer acquisition, initiating strategic change, and improving customer experience.

Richard was also responsible for pioneering and creating the Global Corporate Employee banking collaboration building a business consisting of over a million customers generating $1B revenue globally. This ignited Richard’s passion for Wellbeing leading to the creation of a global well-being program across markets, advancing into the development and deployment of Employee Engagement programs.

What sets Richard apart from the pack is his authentic commitment to understand organizational culture in turn driving sustainable active growth with the care and passion to help individuals as well as organizations to achieve beyond their potential.

Richard's interpersonal communication skills disarm and delight clients with his heightened ability to build trust through creating productive sustainable working relationships that cut through the noise.

Being an established authentic event speaker Richard delivers leadership talks and learning programs with a strong passion for embedding inspirational value-based experiences to drive high-performing results.

Richard's proven track record helps teams and businesses with expert skilled advice in Leadership, Executive Consulting, Business Planning, Performance Development, Coaching, Learning Development, Sales Management, and Team Building experiences.

Richard resides in the UK in Hampshire and is husband to Catherine, and they have four children, his interests are travel & culture, music, literature, and golf (playing off a handicap of six).

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