Richard is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. In this capacity, Richard is responsible for leading HCL’s multi-hundred million dollar SaaS and Premise based Social, Mail, Meetings, Chat and Workflow / Apps Businesses. A business that is based upon the heritage of the renowned Lotus Notes portfolio. With over 18,000 customers and 50+ million users globally this is a business with a strong legacy and a bright future. Richard’s responsibilities include day to day operations of the enterprise and portfolio leading ongoing engineering and next generation technologies to improve revenue and market growth in existing and new market adjacencies. Richard leads the continuous delivery of software into the cloud, enablement of Agile development processes globally and overall quality and customer experience focus while developing sales strategies and marketing programs. While also having direct oversight of the financial, accounting and Go-to-Market functions working closely with Executive Leadership establishing budgets, sales forecast, Go-to-Market strategies, acquisitions and the overall Vision of the organization.