Speakers

Wesley Richard

Wesley Richard

  • VP, Innovation and Operations
  • Collegiate Licensing Company

Wesley Richard is the Vice President of Innovation and Operations for the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), a division of the global sports and entertainment company WME|IMG. CLC represents nearly 200 colleges and universities, conferences, and bowl games as well as the NCAA and the College Football Playoff. Wes is directly responsible for CLC’s technology, operations, and the management of more than 2,000 licensees.  Under Wes’s leadership, CLC has implemented numerous process efficiencies and has also launched numerous industry-first, award winning systems that have changed the way our clients manage their brands.

 

Prior to his current role, Wes led the global applications IT group for IMG in which he was responsible for business applications strategy, planning, and implementation across all of IMG’s business units spanning 30 countries and nearly 3,000 employees.  Wes has also held roles as the CEO of an IBM premier partner specializing in eCommerce strategy and implementation and as consultant to multiple Fortune 1,000 companies on strategy and solution architecture.

 

Wes is a graduate of Tulane University School of Engineering and is a board member of Atlanta’s Society of Information Management (SIM).