Speaking Engagements

Board & Advisory services for middle market, technology companies
Rick Williams - CEO & Board Advisor
Rick is available for speaking engagements nationally.
Topics built on themes from his writing include:
• What Business Are We In?
• Preparing to Raise Capital
• Overcoming Barriers to Growth
• Preparing Your Company for Sale
• Your Board of Directors  - Pain in the Butt or Valuable Asset
Representative Speaking Engagements
Harvard Business School of Boston

Leadership of a Multi-Generational Workforce

Boston, MA

How Companies Succeed - Why Many Don’t

Boston, MA
Directors Roundtable

SEC Enforcement Initiatives and Their Implications for Corporate Directors

Boston, MA

Corporate Pension Plans: Best Practice Governance & Personal Liability Issues for Boards of Directors

New York, NY

World Recognition for Simon Fish, Bank of Montreal

Toronto, Canada

Director Self-Protection in a Hostile Environment 

Baltimore, MD

New England Healthcare Executive Network

Another Funding Round, an IPO, or Exit?

Boston, MA

Private Equity - Capital Driver of Healthcare Technology

Boston, MA

M&A in Med Device - Path to Exit, Source of Growth

Boston, MA

North Shore Technology Council

A Board of Directors – Making Your Company More Successful and You a Better Leader
Peabody, MA
"Thank you for such an engaging and thought provoking presentation to our CEO Group on What Business Are You In?: Overcoming Barriers to Growth. Your valuable insights were the basis of our discussions later in the day."- Beth Yohai, Vice President Business Development, AIM HR Solutions

"Rick is a former President of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. He has also organized and spoken at many of the most important programs we have organized for the HBS alumni community and the greater Boston business leadership community. I know Rick as a thought leader for issues facing business leaders and an articulate communicator."  - Stephen Pittman, President, Harvard Business School Association of Boston, CEO, SD Pittman & Co. LLC

I have been Chairman of the ENET, the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, for several years. Rick’s talk to our early stage company founders and leaders on the value of a high performance board of directors was one of the best presentations we have had. I highly recommend Rick as a thought leader and speaker.” – Rob Adelson, Partner, Engel & Schultz, LLP; Chairman, ENET

“You were a terrific lead speaker for our program “A Board of Directors – Making Your Company More Successful and You a Better Leader” Thank you for helping organize the program and leading the panel discussion. Great feedback!” – David Bertoni, President, North Shore Technology Council

“Rick moderated and organized our program on Financing Strategy: From Creation to Exit. Rick is a strong facilitator and contributor. His leadership resulted in a successful event for healthcare executives representing a broad range of markets including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and health IT.” – Alan Lucas, Founder of New England Healthcare Executive Network.”

“Rick’s thought leadership videos for BusinessTown.com offer deep insight and take viewers to the next level of understanding.” – Bob Adams, Founder, and CEO of Business Town

“Rick shared compelling business insights on my WCUW radio interview program and the feedback we’ve received has been great!” – Jonjy Ananth, President, WCUW
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