Credible, Authentic, and Purposeful
Richard Outram, CEO of Financial Acumen Inc., has 35+ years of executive financial management and international business leadership 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, capital sourcing, and closing sell side M&A transactions.
Richard's proven track record and expertise in optimizing financial performance and leadership development have made him a sought after business partner. His strong people skills and motivational style have been key success factors in building high performing teams and transforming organizations.
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”. 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 transformations. He hosts a podcast series, “Prepare4Growth,” where he shares wisdom bytes to improve conscious leadership and elevate humanity. He also hosts a Financial Acumen podcast series with coaching advice on how to accelerate personal and business financial growth.
Richard serves on several boards within public, private, and non-profit organizations, as well as an advisor for several technology growth companies.