Larry Richards has over thirty-five years’ experience in executive management, technology design, and project management.
He is the founder of the BEX Global, a strategic architecture and asset monetization firm in Princeton, New Jersey. He works as a business advisor and project manager with a number of domestic (United States) and international investors, companies, business accelerators, entrepreneurial competitions, academic institutions, economic development agencies, and private organizations.
He began his career at Aetna where he held a series of management positions in the Group Health Insurance Division. After leaving Aetna and receiving his MBA he became a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Consulting Practice at Ernst & Young. He later held partnership positions in the consulting practices at The Mac Group, Gemini Consulting (now part of Gap Gemini Ernst & Young), and KPMG.
From 2004-2005 Mr. Richards served as CEO of Diversified Information Technologies, a multi-product information management company serving financial services and healthcare companies, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 2005-2008 he served as CEO of the Diversity Financial Network, a financial services intermediary focused on economic development in the African American and Hispanic communities.
BEX Global helps individuals and organizations design new business modes; respond to evolving market conditions; monetize their assets in optimal fashion; and improve their strategic, financial, and competitive performance. BEX currently focuses on second order innovation in the financial services industry, closure of escalating wealth and asset gaps, cross-sector cost reductions in the healthcare industry, and community-to-community improvements in the quality of healthcare.
During his career Mr. Richards has managed or supported projects for large corporations such as Guardian Insurance Company, Aetna, CIGNA, Alex Brown, General Electric, McNeil Labs, Citibank, Prudential, Merrill Lynch, Travelers, AT&T, Mercy Hospitals, Lucent Technologies, and Wachovia. Mr. Richards also served as executive-in-residence during design and implementation of multi-year reengineering projects at New York Life and Standard Life/Royal Bank of Scotland’s Canadian operations.
Mr. Richards lives in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and four children. He is the author of several articles about strategy management and technology design. He has been a frequent speaker at trade association meetings and client-sponsored events. He holds a BA in History, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Maine and a MBA in Strategic Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.