Credible, Proven, and Practical
Richard Outram has over 35 years of progressive experience in executive financial management and international business leadership positions within the private equity, home services, IT staffing, business process outsourcing, management consulting, specialty retail, and “Big 4” public accounting industries. Richard’s significant career accomplishments have been in successfully leading enterprises through strategic phases of profitable growth and life cycles, buying and selling companies, and also in turnaround 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 high performing teams, and helping to transform organizations. Richard was awarded 2020 South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award for “Turnaround Achievement.”
Richard is Chief Executive Officer of Financial Acumen, Inc., Financial & Executive Coaching Services, and Leadership Development. He is a regular speaker, presenter, panelist, and moderator in the South Florida business community. He hosts a Financial Acumen podcast series and YouTube channel with coaching advice on how to accelerate personal and business financial growth.
Richard is also 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 “The Adventures of Exokid - “Growing Financial Wings” (www.Exokid.com). Richard also authored "Cracking the CFO Code-Relationship Selling to Finance Executives."
Richard founded Prepare4Growth, an innovative coaching framework to proactively help executives and organizations through growth phases. He hosts a podcast series, “Prepare4Growth,” where he shares wisdom bytes to improve conscious leadership.
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 boards within public, private and non-profit organizations, as well as an advisory capacity for technology start up companies.