Richard is Pure SEO’s CEO and founder. Richard originally comes from Hertfordshire in the UK. He has a BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and is a husband (to Emily) and a dad to Ethan Max (born in January 2011) and Amber Rose (born in March 2014). Together with his wife Emily, Richard discovered New Zealand in 2002 and fell in love with the landscape and its people. A few years later, in 2009, he and Emily moved to Auckland to start a new life and family together.
Richard has been all over the world. His top five destinations are; Necker Island, Borneo, India, Thailand, and Senegal. Richard loves living in New Zealand. For him, the Tongariro Crossing holds a special place in his heart.
Richard is on the board of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), and lectures about SEO and SEM for the New Zealand Marketing Association. Richard also writes monthly columns on digital and entrepreneurship for M2 Magazine, iStart, and New Zealand Business Magazines. Richard also features regularly in the New Zealand Herald, Idealog, Stoppress and the Marketing Association blog.
Richard is a mentor, investor, and advisor for a range of high technology businesses, and a previous mentor for the Auckland Lightening Lab technology accelerator.