RICHARD A. VINCENT |
MANAGING PARTNER & FOUNDER |
As executive recruiter and leadership advisor I spent my career helping companies and their leaders succeed. Effectively managing a business requires the effective deployment of not just financial capital, but human capital too.
As executive recruiter and leadership advisor I gained 27 years of international experience across Europe and Asia-Pacific region. I worked with Fortune 500 and Private (Equity backed) Companies. Supported boards and business leaders in hiring and developing individual leaders and leadership teams and facilitated interventions to create the culture, environment for future success.
AREA’S OF EXPERTISE |
Private Equity & Portfolio Companies |
Focus on building world-class management teams and helping investors maximize returns by recruiting transformational senior leaders. Gained 27 years of international experience in recruiting across Industrial, Consumer, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology, Professional Services and Financial Services markets.
Financial Officers |
Supporting Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers to build best-in-class teams by recruiting for all senior-level finance positions: Chief Financial Officers, Chief Accounting Officers, Corporate Controllers, Treasurers, Internal Audit leaders, Tax management, Corporate Development, Corporate Finance, M&A, Financial Advisory and other senior finance executives.
Leadership Teams of International / Multinational Companies |
Supporting global, regional boards optimizing organizational performance, increasing leader and leadership team effectiveness, guiding, coaching & developing their teams (LOB, regional, country management, functional) towards the strategy and culture / values of the company, across countries, cultures.
PRIOR EXPERIENCE |
Prior founding RIVIONT (2017) I was the CEO & President Leadership Advisory of a private investor backed Asia-Pacific / Japan Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm out of Singapore. Advisor to American, European, Asian, and Australian global, regional Executive Boards of Fortune 500 and private (equity backed) companies. I supported these board with optimizing organizational performance, increasing leader and leadership team effectiveness, guiding, coaching & developing their teams (LOB, regional, country management, functional) towards the strategy and culture / values of the company, across countries, cultures. Towards clients were brand names such as Bosch Siemens Home Appliances, GE Healthcare, IMCD, Wacker Chemicals, Electrolux, Thermo-Fisher, and Friesland Campina.
Served between 1995-2014 with some of the world’s largest American and English publicly listed firms in Specialized Finance Recruitment, Executive Search and Leadership Consulting such as Robert Half, PageGroup and Korn Ferry. I was given international Management/ Leadership opportunities to lead, change and influence business outcomes at division-, branch-, country-, LOB-, and regional EMEA/ APAC level, member of global, regional EMEA /APAC and Country Management teams.
Lived between 2007-2016, outside The Netherlands, in Singapore, Germany and Switzerland.
MSc degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (1995).
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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”.
“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’.”
“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.”
“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”.
“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.”
“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.”
“The trust and the transparent way of working made the difference”
“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”
“Ensuring a 100% match by getting to the core of customer and candidate”
“Unique organizational culture – and career values tests”
“I recommend Richard for a conversation about the next career move or the next step for the business as a whole”
“Richard thinks in the interest of both candidate and client”
“Team effectiveness workshop set good foundation for our Leadership Team in the new year!”
“Your career advice has helped me to better understand myself as a person and realization of my career dreams”
“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”
“Replaced highly successful Country CEO / Entrepreneur with modern, potentially better 2.0 version”
“I would rate Richard as the best recruiter I ever came across in my professional career”
“My trusted advisor for business-critical senior leadership hiring appointments”
“Because attracting a CFO is ‘Another Cup of Tea’, we called in RIVIONT for this”