Speaking Engagements

Board & Advisory services for middle market, technology companies
Rick Williams - CEO & Board Advisor
Rick is available for speaking engagements nationally.
Topics building on themes from his writing include:
 Create the Future™ - for your company and yourself  leadership topics from his book 
• Preparing to Raise Capital
• Overcoming Barriers to Growth
• Preparing Your Company for Sale
• What Business Are We In?
"Rick Williams was masterful as the moderator. His questions were insightful and direct - he has the unique ability to distill complex topics into an easy to understand narrative." - Raj Sharma, Managing Director – Wealth Management, Merrill Private Wealth Management

"Rick, truly wonderful job. Your moderation of our Zoom program with 700 registrants was hugely valuable to our community." - James Driscoll, President, Harvard Business School Association of Boston

"Rick has the rare ability to deliver relevant and useful information that keeps the audience engaged. He was incredibly informative with his deep leadership experience coming out through the stories and examples.Without hesitation, I recommend Rick as a speaker." - Beth Yohai, Vice President Business Development, AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) 

"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
Representative Speaking Engagements
Harvard Business School Association of Boston

Future for the Stock Market – Election Impact & Economic Uncertainty
Virtual national audience of 700+ with Prof. Jeremy Siegel from Wharton Business School
Co-hosted with Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia

Healthcare Delivery – A Business Model in Crisis
Boston, MA

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

Healthcare Technology – Challenges to the Supply Chain – The COVID Era
Virtual national Audience of 300+

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

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 
What Business Are You In?
Company Owner & CEO Peer Support Groups

Overcoming Barriers to Growth
Company Owner & CEO Peer Support Groups
Private Directors Association
Chicago, IL

Maximizing the Value of Your Board of Directors
Virtual national audience of 300+

What Is the Role of an Independent Director
Virtual national Audience of 400+
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