Rich Montgomery is a Senior Advisor to The Achieve Institute, focusing on the International markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pac. Rich brings over 35 years of leadership in a Fortune 15 company where he was the General Manager and Group Vice President for the EMEA and APAC region, transforming the business to succeed in the rapidly changing and evolving digital environment, whilst at the same time ensuring a disciplined focus to achieve profitable growth.
Rich has the knowledge and skill to look at the markets from multiple dimensions – managing a business horizontally to focus on small to medium-size firms to the very largest global enterprises, but also a focus on the vertical needs of companies from health care, financial, retail, manufacturing to tech firms. At the same time understand the nuances of entering and growing the different geo markets, anticipating market trends to capture growth opportunities.
The notion of teamwork and how to get the best from people has been a consistent focus for Rich. Building high performance and diversified culture within the organization has been a hallmark of his success. Rich has been recognized for his passion, energy, and ability to connect with his employees, customers, and partners across the globe. His work with promoting diversification in the workforce and with organizations delivering new business models benefiting the planet and people has been well recognized.
Rich is a forward-thinking, customer-focused executive with broad experience and capabilities on an international scale and across market segments. Rich is well-respected as a business leader and holds deep C-suite relationships around the globe. He leads from the front with a style that inspires and motivates others and creates a high-performance culture.