Richard Outram has over 30 years of progressive experience in executive financial management and international business leadership positions within the private equity, home warranty, IT staffing, business process outsourcing, management consulting, specialty retail, and “Big 4” public accounting industries. He held these positions in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean with major public and private companies such as Burger King Corporation, Sunglass Hut International, PRC LLC, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Richard’s significant career accomplishments have been in successfully leading enterprises through strategic phases of profitable growth and business cycles, selling companies, and also in restructuring situations.
Richard’s proven track record and expertise in optimizing financial performance and leadership development have made him a sought after business partner, coach, trainer, and event speaker. His strong people skills, relationship building, and natural motivational leadership style have been key success factors in developing people, building teams, and helping to transform organizations. Richard founded Prepare4Growth, an innovative coaching framework to proactively help organizations through growth phases.
Richard is Chief Executive Officer of Financial Acumen, Inc., Executive Financial Consulting Services, and Leadership Development. The company’s network of specialized talent and connectors enables access to the best service levels and value added solutions to meet your specific needs.
Richard is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and The United Kingdom as well as a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He serves on several non-profit and advisory boards.
Richard is passionate about improving personal and business financial literacy for all generations. In addition to conducting school and community financial training, he is the author of a children’s financial literacy book series-“The Adventures of Exokid and the Teachings of Money” and “Growing Financial Wings” (www.Exokid.com). Richard also authored "Cracking the CFO Code-Relationship Selling to Finance Executives".