- Dr Glen Richards was the Founding Managing Director, until 2014, Australia's largest veterinary group with a network of veterinary businesses across Australia).
- Directorships include Healthia Ltd, People Infrastructure Ltd, Adventure Operations Australia, Naturo Technologies, Smartvet Pty Ltd, Petsure, CardioNexus, De Motu Cordis and Fair Go Australia.
- Shark Tank panellist and investor since 2016.
- Promotes entrepreneurship and innovation and assists early stage entrepreneurs with funding, publicity and mentorship.
- Background to GXL
My story from Sole Veterinary Practitioner to Business Entrepreneur and investor / Journey from Small business owner to an ASX200 Public Company.
- Scaling up V4P
Vision, Plan, People, Patience, Passion.
- Shark Tank, start-ups and scale-ups (and stuff-ups!)
- Becoming an investor!
Stories & Lessons from the Tank. What I look for in an investment/qualities of an entrepreneur?
- Collective wisdom / nimble execution
- Culture is core
Successful team engagement and retention strategies.
Glen sets himself apart from other business speakers with a natural combination of real world corporate experience, humour and honesty which translates into a highly informative, inspirational and entertaining experience. He tells it like it is and is not afraid to reveal some of the lessons, good and bad, that he’s learned along the way and our audience of business leaders take away actionable advice from him. Quite simply, Glen knows what he’s talking about and is genuinely happy to share his knowledge and experience.
Business News Australia Pty Ltd
Glen – thanks again. Your name has been mentioned constantly in the top 3 (at least) of presentations for the event.
Business Development Analyst
HLB Mann Judd
It was delightful to hear you speak at the National Franchise Conference last week, you have a truly inspirational, genuine and proudly Aussie success story.
General Manager Asia Pacific
The Results Girl
I loved your story, and was very inspired. You remind me very much of how I see myself in terms of values, world-view and personality... but combined with a lot more hard work than I have been able to/willing to commit to my businesses. I look forward to when my baby girl is a little older, to see if I can do as well as you have.
Glens energy and unique ability to connect with people in a genuine and authentic way is both engaging and dynamic. His wealth of knowledge and experience transfers across many different industries and professions. He is without doubt one of the most bold and impressive Mentors and presenters we have been fortune to have work with our organization and our cities Emerging Leaders.
Townsville Enterprise North Queensland
Emerging Leaders Program Director
Townsville Enterprise Limited
Glen Richards and his story of success is an inspiration. He has a talent to be able to relate his many stories to everyone in the audience. Through listening to his journey he makes you believe that if you aim higher and embrace your entrepreneurial mongrel anything is truly possible. Once you hear Glen speak you will want to go and make a difference. He is a visionary and is willing to share his success and stories to inspire the current and next generation of entrepreneurs.
General Manager, People & Technology
Queensland Airports Limited
We had Glen talk to a mastermind group for 2 hours.
His down to earth, honest, vulnerable and frank way of sharing his journey and his learnings was extremely inspiring for all our delegates myself included.
He is the real deal. Someone who has created massive change, done what most said couldn’t be done and now offers his highly valuable insights for those who are having a crack.
I think what makes Glens speaking so powerful is he doesn’t need to do it for the money.
He is genuinely doing it to help others succeed so there is no showmanship or speaking tricks.
Just the honest truth of what it takes to succeed.
You simply cannot go wrong having Glen speak.
United Vets Group