Template:Infobox person David Gerzof Richard (born 1975) is an American entrepreneur, PR executive and public speaker on digital media and marketing issues. He is the founder and president of BIGfish PR, a public relations agency headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a partner at GreatPoint Ventures and teaches at Emerson College and lectures at Harvard University.
Education and career Edit
In 1995, Richard helped in founding Cignal Global Communications, Inc., an international voice and data carrier. At the time, he was studying at Boston University working on a bachelor's degree, which he received in 1997. Richard oversaw Cignal's marketing until 1999 when it was acquired by Priority Telecom. After the acquisition of Cignal, Richard founded BIGfish PR, a public relations agency based in Boston. Around the same time, he started his course work at Emerson College where he received a Masters in 2001.
Since 2003 he has taught at Emerson College, where he is listed as Senior Affiliated Faculty in the Communication Studies department.
Beginning in 2016, Richard has served as a public relations, marketing and entrepreneurship mentor to TechStars companies.
Awards and honors Edit
- 2015 – Clutch Top Public Relations Firms
- 2016 – Clutch Top Public Relations Firms
- 2016 – Tech.co Top Tech Startup Founders Over 40 You Need to Know