Richard Howe is a 25 year Marketing/Operating veteran who has been on the forefront of applied online and offline information technology & software designed to reduce risk, catch fraud and improve online and offline marketing results. He has been a C-level executive and board member in companies ranging in size from start-up through billions in annual revenue across 3 continents.
Rich is currently the Executive Chairman of micro-cap public Internet marketing technology innovator, Inuvo, Inc. (INUV), which he recently merged with internet consumer software pioneer, Vertro, Inc. (VTRO).
Previously, Richard was Chief Marketing, M&A and Business Strategy Officer at public mid-cap marketing services leader, the Acxiom Corporation (ACXM) where in addition to his other responsibilities, he operated about $300M of the companies P/L.
Prior to Acxiom, Rich was the General Manager of the $110M annual revenue marketing services division of public mid-cap analytics & software powerhouse, Fair Isaac Corporation (FIC).
Before joining Fair Isaac, Rich founded and was the founder & CEO of private internet search pioneer, ieWild Inc., which he sold to HNC Software, a public company (HNC) innovator of fraud technology and software where he had worked in both sales and product leadership capacities.
Rich has been involved in more than 10 M&A transactions to $800 million with the majority of those companies information technology oriented with online business models.
Rich graduated first in his class with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering along with a Master’s degree from McGill University, Canada. Rich is a patented inventor and has sat on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.
Rich has been a Marketing, Sales, Operations, Technology and M&A executive on the forefront of innovation for 25 years as a senior leader in businesses ranging in size from startup through $1.2 billion in annual revenue in countries that include USA, Canada, UK, Australia and China.
Nov, 2008 - Feb, 2012
Chief Marketing & Strategy / M&A Officer
May, 2004 - Nov, 2008
GM, Marketing Services
Sep, 2001 - May, 2004
Sep, 1999 - Sep, 2001
Director Advanced Products / Sales
Sep, 1997 - Sep, 2001
1990 - Jan, 1992