Ronald Richardson is a co-founder, Vice President and Director of Benbria Corporation, an Ottawa-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) company founded in 2007. As VP Product Management at Benbria, Ronald manages the product strategy and roadmap for the Loop platform, targeting the international hospitality, travel and food services markets. Ronald’s past contributions to Benbria include software development, sales leadership, investor relations and all activities in between.
Ronald’s board experience includes serving as a Director and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation in Ottawa, ON; as an Observer Director for Tundra Oil & Gas Ltd. headquartered in Winnipeg, MB; as a Trustee of the RBQ Foundation based in Toronto, ON; as a Director of Benbria corporation and as an executive and director with two other private businesses.
Ronald has held positions at Barclays Capital in both London and New York, Intel, Husky Injection Molding Systems and SlipStream Data (acquired by RIM). Ronald holds a B.S.E. (Bachelors of Software Engineering, Honours Co-op, with Distinction) from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
Board Memberships and Awards:
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Finance Committee Chair/Director (2015 – Present)
RBQ Foundation, Trustee/Director (2007 – Present)
Benbria Corporation, President/Director (2004 – Present)
RBQ Limited, Present/Director (2004 – Present)
Tundra Oil and Gas Ltd., President/Director (2004 – 2016)
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) since 2016
CATA’s Peter Brojde Award for Canada’s Next Generation Executive Leadership (nomination, May 2012)
Ottawa Business Journal Feature (Jan 2013)
Profit’s Top 20 under 30 (Nov 2012)
Ottawa Citizen Coverage (2011)
2018 January, RGMP Partners Conference, Toronto
2015 October, NextPoint
2015 September, Verizon Innovation Center
2015 March, Restaurant Leadership FlashTalk
2014 November, RGMP Partners Conference, Toronto
2013 October, NextPoint
2011 October, Broadsoft Connections Mainstage, IP: Live!