RICHARD A. VINCENT  |

MANAGING PARTNER & FOUNDER  |  

Richard Vincent is the Founder & Managing Partner RIVIONT. He is an international expert in in the Executive Recruitment industry and former holder of global, EMEA, APAC leadership and management positions with private and global leading publicly listed firms in Executive Search, Professional Recruitment, Leadership & Organizational Consulting. As Board Advisor he led and delivered over 500 Executive Search projects in Europe & Asia markets. Transformed, trained, coached over 50 teams spanning 27 countries to self-awareness, effectiveness and some of them to global top performing teams. Advised international publicly listed and many other privately-held/private equity backed companies. With RIVIONT he helps his clients to perform and transform with the right leadership and management teams.

His clientele is diverse and ranges from regional Presidents, CEO’s, CFO’s of publicly listed companies, Boards of Private (Equity backed) companies to Managing Partners / Partners of Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance, M&A firms across Professional Services, Consumer, Industrial, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology and Financial Services market sectors.

Richard is well-placed to help his clients recruit, assess and develop leadership and management teams to achieve their strategic objectives. He has a 26 year’s international proven track record and is experienced in placing Board & General Management Executives (CEO, BU Director, Country Managing Director), Financial Officers ( CFO, VP Finance, Finance Director) and Senior Professionals (Partner, Director, Senior Manager). Some examples are:

  • CFO, Dutch Life Sciences company, American Private Equity backed
  • CEO, German Transport Company with Non-Executive Board members based in Spain / Portugal
  • CEO Wind Energy, scale-up backed by large group of private investors
  • Country Managing Director The Netherlands & Belgium, Industrial Manufacturing, Swedish Private Equity backed
  • Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance, M&A, DD Partners, Directors, Senior Managers for global leading and Dutch/International Audit and Tax firms
  • Regional CFO, Regional Business Directors and Managers in Food, Pharma, Personal Care, and Country Managing Directors for a Chemical Distribution company

Richard is native Dutch and fluent in English and German. He lived between 2007 – 2016 outside The Netherlands in Singapore, Germany and Switzerland. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam (1995).

PRIOR EXPERIENCE  |

Prior to founding RIVIONT in 2017, Richard was the CEO and President Leadership Advisory of a private investor backed Asia-Pacific/Japan Executive Search & Leadership Advisory firm with HQ based in Singapore. He was business partner to Boards of American, European, Asian and Australian companies and helped them to reach their business goals by finding the right leaders and by developing and coaching their geographical and functional leadership teams across 15 countries in the complex and culturally diverse Asia-Pacific region.

Up to 2014 Richard served for over 18 years with some of the top tier NYSE, S&P500, LSE Public listed brands in the Executive Recruitment industry; Korn Ferry (Europe and Asia), PageGroup (Germany) and Robert Half (Europe and Asia) in Senior Management positions across 27 countries, 70 offices in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific region. He was on a fast career track and developed from a global top 3 performing recruitment consultant to a global top 3 performing business leader. He has turned around loss-making business to the global top 3 coming from 440, opened successfully new offices and countries in emerging markets, implemented American Operating Models successfully across multiple countries in Europe and Asia, during the GFC boosted business performance from Tokyo to Madrid, launched globally new strategic initiatives and hired, trained, led and developed 100’s of professionals in the recruitment and search industry across the EMEA and APAC markets.

“REPLACED HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL COUNTRY CEO / ENTREPRENEUR WITH MODERN, POTENTIALLY BETTER 2.0 VERSION”

“Richard Vincent was instrumental in replacing a highly successful Country CEO, entrepreneur, who has been for more than a decade a key contributor for the growth and development of the entire company by his thinking and style and personality. Richard Vincent found me a modern, potentially better 2.0 version, a 21st century business leader, a strong business- and people leader through a structured process in which Richard clearly understood my requirements, the business needs and the core competences required to bring that important business to the next level.

Simultaneously we recruited a sales-and marketing director to the Cibes Lift Group also with the support from Richard Vincent. I am very pleased with the two recruitments and how the process was managed both when it comes to speed, number of qualified candidates, the dialogue regarding pros and cons with the candidates and a very relevant and frequent communication with myself.

It definitely helped me to finally take the right decision.”

CEO, Industrial Manufacturing

“BECAUSE ATTRACTING A CFO IS ‘ANOTHER CUP OF TEA’, WE CALLED IN RIVIONT FOR THIS”

“GenDx is a Life Sciences company that works at the intersection of science and commerce. GenDx mainly employs driven scientists. Because attracting a CFO is ‘another cup of tea’, we called in RIVIONT for this. RIVIONT has succeeded in clarifying the question and proposing a number of candidates in a very short period of time. The high degree of service orientation meant that the cooperation and advice were constructive. This meant that we were able to make an offer within a few weeks. We look back on the recruitment process with great satisfaction.”

CHRO, Global Life Sciences

“MY TRUSTED ADVISOR FOR BUSINESS-CRITICAL SENIOR LEADERSHIP HIRING APPOINTMENTS”

“Richard Vincent became my trusted advisor for business critical senior leadership hiring appointments. In weekly meetings we discussed my Asia business needs, priorities, potential candidate profiles, the speed and the sense of urgency in delivery to our business in Singapore and in the Asia region.

Initially I was sceptical about the use psychological assessment tests in the selection of candidates, but Richard has embedded psychometric tests in his structured search process. I learned that the personality and behaviour assessments, provided me with very relevant, critical candidate information prior to meeting and interviewing them. This information enabled me to ask deeper questions on critical topics and in faster and better hiring decision-making aligned to the business culture.

Richard Vincent stands for the quality of his services – the 12 months guarantee, the structured process of delivery across different markets and functions prove to me the high quality of his services.

Business Leaders with an ambitious Asia / global strategy, I strongly recommend the services of Richard Vincent.”

Regional VP, Industrial Chemical

“TEAM EFFECTIVENESS WORKSHOP SET GOOD FOUNDATION FOR OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM IN THE NEW YEAR!”

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Richard Vincent. He has a good understanding of organizational needs and was able to advice how I can use the personality and behavioral assessment tool to gain insights and development for my leadership team in APAC.

Apart from the 1:1 feedback session, Richard conducted a workshop for my leadership team to help us understand our team dynamics and how we can work together more effectively.

I would say that the workshop is one of the highlight in our 3 days meeting and set a good foundation for our team in the new year!”

Regional HR, Healthcare & Life sciences

“RICHARD’S WAY OF INTERACTING WITH OUR COUNTRY LEADERS IN ASIA IS VERY POSITIVE AND CHANGES THE WAY WE THINK, ACT AND LEAD OUR BUSINESS”

“Richard Vincent’s expertise is to develop people and organizations with a focus on leadership, strategy and organizational culture. He did a great job working with my 20 Country and LOB leadership Team in Asia aligning our vision and our goals into our organizational culture.

The country leaders from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Australia, India and China all gave very  positive feedback to Richard’s way of interacting with them.

Richard made our team think and act matching to the Corporate DNA and values, across their own line of business, across their own country P&L, across functions and across cultural differences. Richard helped my leaders to lead and drive their business further forward taking ownership, accountability. I am looking forward continuing our partnership successfully”.

Regional President, Industrial Chemical

“UNIQUE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE – AND CAREER VALUES TESTS”

“As a HR professional, I’ve experienced many assessment tools available in the markets.  The uniqueness of the personality and behavioral assessments is about the report on ‘Ideal organizational culture’ and ‘Career value’, which clearly differentiates this tool from others in the market.

These 2 new perspectives clearly provide the insights for both candidate and company if they can fit each other well on top of the normal communication, personality and leadership style assessment.

This tool can be used for both selection and development purpose. I would highly recommend this tool to a company which strongly believes in ‘right people in the right job makes the difference’.”

Regional SVP HR, Consumer

“THE TRUST AND THE TRANSPARENT WAY OF WORKING MADE THE DIFFERENCE”

“3 Weeks after I met with Richard Vincent, I signed the contract with my new employer. Looking back on that process, it was mainly the trust and the transparent way of working that made the difference. Richard Vincent comes to the core in a pleasant way, is concrete and business-like and constantly takes into account the interests of all parties involved.”

VAT Tax Director, Professional Services

“YOUR CAREER ADVICE HAS HELPED ME TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MYSELF AS A PERSON AND REALIZATION OF MY CAREER DREAMS”

“Richard, I would like to say thanks for your advice and the career profiling of the personality and behavior assessments. It has helped me to better understanding myself as a person and realization of my career dreams. It helped me to secure a position as Managing Director, part of a Singapore listed company”.

Country Managing Director, Industrial Chemical

“I RECOMMEND RICHARD FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE NEXT CAREER MOVE OR THE NEXT STEP FOR THE BUSINESS AS A WHOLE”

“I got to know Richard as a smart and skilled sparring partner for an important step in my career. He quickly saw the potential in me and sketched an ambitious path for me, based on his strategic insights of the market and the location of a specific organization, which really appealed to me.

The interaction during my placement process went very smoothly, with clear agreements made in advance and regular discussions about the next meeting. I would absolutely recommend entering into a conversation with Richard, whether for the next career move or the next step for the business as a whole.”

Director Tax, Professional Services

“I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND RICHARD TO OTHER CANDIDATES BECAUSE OF HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, THE RECRUITER’S NEEDS, THE CANDIDATE’S STRENGTHS AND HIS MODERN METHODS”

“I had the privilege of working with Richard during a transition in my career. Throughout the process I found Richard to be passionate, insightful, approachable and most of all effective in his dealings. Richard works hard in the background to ensure both the candidate and the client have fruitful interactions.

I found Richard’s methods of sharing useful insights about me, the culture at the new organization and the new role, modern and powerful. His analysis is based on one on one interactions and a state of the art personality test, hence all feedback was customized to me.

Richard is also extremely good at keeping lines of communication open, crystal clear and managing expectations. This openness and clarity helped me in having a series of successful interviews and in signing the first offer with the new employer.

I would highly recommend Richard to other candidates because of his professionalism and deep understanding of the recruitment process, the recruiter’s needs, the candidate’s strengths and his modern methods.”

Global Marketing Director , Consumer

“ENSURING A 100% MATCH BY GETTING TO THE CORE OF CUSTOMER AND CANDIDATE”

“Richard is an amiable calm professional who, through sharp observations and a good personal conversation, manages to get to the core of the customer and candidate, and then initially in my case to ensure a 100% match for myself. He is also involved and interested in the process that follows, which makes Richard the ideal partner for me to now also find people for me.”

Country Managing Director The Netherlands, Industrial Manufacturing

“I WOULD RATE RICHARD AS THE BEST RECRUITER I EVER CAME ACROSS IN MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER”

“Richard Vincent played a vital role in my move from Unilever to my new company. He has many unique qualities that set him apart from other recruiters I have met. I found him to be fully authentic and he earned my trust in our first meeting itself. He provided me great insights into what the hiring organisation was looking for.

What I really appreciated was that he did a de-brief session with me before and after each interview, that immensely helped in my preparations and also kept me informed of my progress. He is very action-oriented and takes fast decisions. The overall hiring process took about a month to complete, that was remarkable indeed.

I would rate Richard as the best recruiter I ever came across in my professional career and would strongly recommend him to any organisation or individual embarking on the hiring process.”

Regional Director Supply Chain Finance, Consumer

“RICHARD THINKS IN THE INTEREST OF BOTH CANDIDATE AND CLIENT”

“I got to know Richard as a very pleasant person who thinks of the interests of both the candidate and his client. Due to his knowledge of human nature, years of experience with placing candidates with clients and the good relationship he has built up with the client, it was possible to act quickly and satisfactorily during the placement process.”

Manager Due Diligence, Professional Services

“Replaced highly successful Country CEO / Entrepreneur with modern, potentially better 2.0 version”

CEO, Industrial Manufacturing

“Because attracting a CFO is ‘Another Cup of Tea’, we called in RIVIONT for this”

CHRO, Global Life Sciences

“My trusted advisor for business-critical senior leadership hiring appointments”

Regional VP, Industrial Chemical

“Team effectiveness workshop set good foundation for our Leadership Team in the new year!”

Regional HR, Healthcare & Life sciences

“Richard’s way of interacting with our Country Leaders in Asia is very positive and changes the way we think, act and lead our business”

Regional President, Industrial Chemical

“Unique organizational culture – and career values tests”

Regional SVP HR, Consumer

“The trust and the transparent way of working made the difference”

VAT Tax Director, Professional Services

“Your career advice has helped me to better understand myself as a person and realization of my career dreams”

Country Managing Director, Industrial Chemical

“I recommend Richard for a conversation about the next career move or the next step for the business as a whole”

Director Tax, Professional Services

“I would highly recommend Richard to other candidates because of his professionalism and deep understanding of the recruitment process, the recruiter’s needs, the candidate’s strengths and his modern methods”

Global Marketing Director , Consumer

“Ensuring a 100% match by getting to the core of customer and candidate”

Country Managing Director The Netherlands, Industrial Manufacturing

“I would rate Richard as the best recruiter I ever came across in my professional career”

Regional Director Supply Chain Finance, Consumer

“Richard thinks in the interest of both candidate and client”

Manager Due Diligence, Professional Services
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