Richard Henley has over 20 years of experience leading organizations in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. He has a background in the Consumer Products, Travel, Sports, and Financial Services industries. Richard leads searches at the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Digital Officer for a wide range of consumer sector clients around the world.
Most recently, Richard was founder and CEO of The Hawthorne Group, a financial services company. As Chief Marketing Officer for The Indy Car Racing League (CART, Inc.) he negotiated the largest attended sporting event in North America. At Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Richard was Head of Marketing and launched their “Get Out There” campaign which grew sales over $800 million in just two years. His career began at Gallo, Black and Decker and Polaroid where he rose through the ranks quickly and led sales and marketing functions.
While at Black and Decker, Richard was involved in the sales launch of the DeWalt Power Tools brand. During his time at Polaroid, he launched the I-Zone camera which became the world’s #1 selling camera.
Richard received his MBA from Boston University, and Bachelors degree in Advertising from the University of Oregon. His focus at LGES is in Technology, Consumer Products, Retail, and Hospitality.