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Richard Pridham

Entrepreneur • Advisor Montreal, Canada Area, CA

President & CEO of Retina Labs. Investor, Start-up Advisor, Board Member/Advisor, Strategist.

President & CEO of Retina Labs. Investor, Start-up Advisor, Board Member/Advisor, Strategist.

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16 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Leger Metrics Inc. (formerly Agility Metrics, acquired by Leger Marketing)
Leger Metrics Inc.

Advisor

Leger Metrics Inc.

Positions

Founder, President & CEO Leger Metrics Inc. (formerly Agility Metrics, acquired by Leger Marketing) 2003 - 2015
President & CEO RJC MicroSystems Inc. (acquired by ESI Technologies) January 1994 - 1998
President & CEO Retina Labs February 2016 - present
Founder, President & CEO Leger Metrics Inc. 2003 - 2015
Director of Marketing & Sales ESI Technologies June 1998 - July 2002
President & CEO RJC MicroSystems Inc. January 1994 - 1998

Education

McGill University Political Economics 1986 - 1989

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Lead generation
  • • Sales Execution
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Records
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Market research • Analytics • Business Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Voice of the Customer

Key Accomplishments

- Driven, passionate, results-oriented technology entrepreneur / investor
- 25+ years of entrepreneurial business experience
- Founded, acquired, built & grew multiple companies with successful exits
- 20 years in information technology field; last 10 years in the Voice of the Customer / Enterprise Feedback Management & Analytics space (company sold in 2012; CEO until November 2014)
- In-depth experience in all facets of business including strategy, management, operations, marketing and sales
- Fluently bilingual (English & French); based in Montreal

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Hands-on from the get go in terms of product ideation, go to market strategy and execution.

As an Advisor

I'm a hands-on individual who is able to quickly understand and synthesize a company's situation and devise an effective strategy focused on execution. I have knowledge in all facets of business with expertise in business strategy, digital marketing, demand creation, lead generation, marketing automation, content development and sales processes. Whether you are a start-up in boot-strap mode, later stage or a mature business, I can assist you in many ways to help drive your business to the next level.

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Michel Bougie
We worked together  •  Conseil d'administration/Board of Directors IAAH, Industrielle Alliance and Principal, MBsc Development.
Richard created a business that was so innovative that I helped him find a buyer who is a leader in the field and wanted to expand their bus ... iness using Richard's company. Great mind and fun to be around.
Stuart Lachovsky
We worked together  •  Vice President Sales, DataCandy. Previously Regional Vice President of Sales, TradeInsight. McGill grad.
For the reasons above, Richard is a great entrepreneur
Martin Dubois
We worked together  •  International IT Director, Smardt Chiller Group Inc. and CEO, MindSoft Inc..
Working with Richard I found him to be a person of great proficiency. He is not only an independent and hardworking entrepreneur but also an ... inspiring professional. Richard is a forward thinking team player. Strong strategist. I would highly recommend him to anyone anywhere in the world.
James Turner
They're my friends  •  Partner and Principal, Guaranteed SEO and President and CEO, The Right Stuff of Canada. McGill grad.
Richard already is a seasoned entrepreneur with some 25 years expertise founding, growing and exiting from successful startups. He is intell ... igent, resourceful and has high integrity. You are lucky if he is on your team.
Ken Hwang
We worked together  •  Program Architect, Leger Metrics Inc.. Previously Account Supervisor, Twist Image. McGill grad.
Richard has many years' experience working with software technologies as they apply to Voice of the Customer, targeting such verticals as re ... tail, hospitality, healthcare and automotive. He's always looking for new solutions that will help his clients to improve their bottom line.
Yves A. Sicard
They're my advisor  •  Partner, FTM Synergis Capital and President, YAS Services Inc.. McGill grad.
Yes. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a track record of success. Richard successfully built Agility Metrics and sold it to a large pol ... ling company.
Beatrice Despotopoulos
We worked together  •  President, Talent Strategy Consulting BD, Inc.. Previously Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Development, Medtronic CryoCath LP.
Richard has a solid past experience as an entrepreneur. He is not only strategic but understands operational excellence. He can not only c ... ommunicate effectively with investors and Board Members but can also motivate and align the human resources of a company. If you look at his track record, he has been successful in all areas. Richard is a man of business savy and ethical in all he does. He is a strong and effective leader with a participative style of Management. He can make things happen as per a company's strategic plan. He is focused on success and yet collaborative with senior execs, management etc. Richard understands business and what is required to make it a success.
Beatrice Despotopoulos
We worked together  •  President, Talent Strategy Consulting BD, Inc.. Previously Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Development, Medtronic CryoCath LP.
Richard has a solid past experience as an entrepreneur. He is not only strategic but understands operational excellence. He can not only c ... ommunicate effectively with investors and Board Members but can also motivate and align the human resources of a company. If you look at his track record, he has been successful in all areas. Richard is a man of business savy and ethical in all he does. He is a strong and effective leader with a participative style of Management. He can make things happen as per a company's strategic plan. He is focused on success and yet collaborative with senior execs, management etc. Richard understands business and what is required to make it a success.
Vincent H. Surette, CFA
We worked together  •  CFO, Startup Mentor, Business Strategist, CFO, Guestful and CFO, Laboratoire M2. CFA.
He has great vision and resourcefulness, the talent to build great teams and ability to bring businesses from ideas to revenue.
Martin Theodore, CIM®
They're my friends  •  Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy, Providing Strategic Investment Strategies
Although he seeks out others opinions at the end if the day he goes with what he knows and believes works based on his own evaluation and no ... t on the concensus. He is always passionate about his ideas and has a clear vision for how new ones will fit demands others don't yet realize they will have.
Rob Orosz
We worked together  •  Senior Sales Associate, Netmail (Messaging Architects Inc.). Previously Business Development - Enterprise Sales, BlueAscent.
Rick is a very driven and intelligent individual that is able to start and build organizations with a track record of proven success.
Sandie Sparkman
We worked together  •  Senior Executive Business Development, Leger - The Research Intelligence Group and Senior Sales Executive, Leger Metrics Inc..
I spent a year working with Richard at Leger Metrics. I found him to be a methodical, thorough strategist and leader who communicated his vi ... sion effectively to his employees and colleagues. Richard excels at deconstructing complex client requirements and constructing a multi-level holistic approach that serves the client from the executive level on down. He has a visionary ability to integrate technology into the customer experience management process and extract data and present it in a meaningful form to decision-makers.
Patrick Du Paul
We worked together  •  Associé, Division technologies, Proaction International. Previously Propriétaire et chef de la direction, OGC.
Experienced at starting and growing up succesfull businesses
Steve Perrone
They're my current cofounder  •  VP Client Solutions and Services, Leger Metrics Inc.. Previously VP & CTO, Leger Metrics Inc..
Rick is a great negotiator. He combines his business experience and creativity to resolve issues and convince people to do business with him ... . He is a closer. He excels in creativity and ideation.
John Coirazza
We worked together  •  Insurance Agent, La Capitale Assurances Générales and President, Assurances John Coirazza Inc..
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John Coirazza
We worked together  •  Insurance Agent, La Capitale Assurances Générales and President, Assurances John Coirazza Inc..
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Michel Bougie
We worked together  •  Conseil d'administration/Board of Directors IAAH, Industrielle Alliance and Principal, MBsc Development.
Michel is a brilliant individual with exceptional knowledge in the area of strategy, marketing, analytics and customer experience. Great res ... ource and coach to any aspiring entrepreneur or established business.

Vincent H. Surette, CFA
CFO, Startup Mentor, Business Strategist, CFO, Guestful and CFO, Laboratoire M2. CFA.
Vince is a brilliant CFO and financial strategist. He possesses an acute ability to quickly synthesize the key business drivers, market oppo ... rtunity and monetization strategy and to help companies develop sound financial/business plans for investor-driven funding and effective growth planning. He is a strong addition to any burgeoning start-up or growth-stage company.

Yves A. Sicard
We worked together  •  Partner, FTM Synergis Capital and President, YAS Services Inc.. McGill grad.
Yves is a talented M&A consultant, advisor, financial engineer and negotiator. He helped me in the sale of my company and was instrumental i ... n obtaining the maximum exit value. He is highly creative when it comes to structuring a deal. For any entrepreneur or company seeking to acquire, merge or exit, Yves can be a strong ally in your corner.

Michael Mire
Co- Founder & CRO, SweetIQ Analytics Corp.. Previously President, AdMire Marketing.
Michael is a very skilled and passionate technology entrepreneur with a keen sense of business strategy. Having Michael as an advisor would ... beneficial to any start-up looking to develop or articulate its value proposition, product portfolio, route to market and monetization strategy.

Renaud Boisjoly
CEO, Intuitic Inc | Studyo and President, Lagente. McGill grad.
Renaud possesses a tremendous level of drive and passion which is reflected in his his company's vision for developing truly transformative ... educational technologies.



Mario's management experience and leadership skills can help a company develop effective business strategies which lead to profitable growth ... while instilling strong organizational culture.