In 2009 Richard immigrated to New Zealand and started his company Pure SEO. From 2009 Pure has grown to become New Zealand’s largest and most awarded specialist SEO agency. Amongst other awards, Pure SEO have been named in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the past 2 years, the Deloitte Asia Pacific Tech Fast 500 for the past 3 years, the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards. They were also the only New Zealand agency to win the Google Engage All Stars competition.
Richard has a BSC (Hons) in Business Computing and is currently the Communications Chair of the New Zealand chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO). Richard writes a monthly column on entrepreneurship and digital marketing for M2 Magazine, iStart Magazine and New Zealand Business.
Richard loves to travel for business and pleasure, having recently been invited by Sir Richard Branson to spend a week on Necker Island with 25 other global entrepreneurs. In his spare time, Richard enjoys travelling around New Zealand with his wife and 2 children.