Ronald Richardson

VP Product

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.).

Q&A with Ronald

What is your favorite movie?

Feast (2014, a Disney short)

Do you prefer coffee or tea?

Not a coffee drinker so tea it is!

If you had to chose one sport, what would you chose: hockey, baseball or soccer?

Hockey. (My version would be Volleyball, Skiing and Running.)

What is your favorite quote? Who said it?

“Do not let your fire go out […] The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” Ann Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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)


Speaking Engagements:

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!