Richard Okumoto has over thirty years of experience working in the Silicon Valley technology industry. He has held senior management positions such as: chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and division general manager for several publicly listed and privately funded companies. Highlights of his senior management operating roles include: successful completion of an initial public offering, negotiating the sale of his start-up company for $80 million in cash, negotiating and integrating several public company mergers and acquisitions, designing and implementing complex international business entry and operating strategies, and his experience as a public company chief financial officer whistleblower, under Sarbanes-Oxley Act, documented in a Harvard Business Review case study “The Midnight Journal Entry.”
Richard has held Board governance positions with several publicly listed and privately funded companies. Richard is currently on the Board of Directors of LifeVantage Corporation – a publicly listed nutrigenomic life science company. His Board responsibilities include being the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Strategy Committee.
Richard Okumoto has nine years of teaching experience in the graduate school of business MBA programs at San Jose State University (SJSU) and California State University at Long Beach (CSULB). At both universities, he teaches the capstone MBA classes in Strategic Thinking and Integrated Analysis. He also teaches International Business Policy and is the Administrative Director for the 53-year-old International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) hosted by CSULB.
Richard is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) pursuing his research in information science. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Master’s Degree in Communications from Gonzaga University.