David Richards

President, CEO and Co-Founder of Wandisco plc which stands for Wide Area Network Distributed Computing “which makes software happen”. Co-founded in 2005 by David Richards, Jim Campigli and Dr Yeturu Aahlad, WANdisco has dual headquarters in Silicon Valley and Sheffield. WANdisco grew, without raising any private equity, venture capital or angel finance to become a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry. On June 1st, 2012 the company had a highly successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange raising over $24 million. The IPO was oversubscribed by over 300%. Prior to WANdisco, David served as the President and CEO of Librados, where he took the company from an early stage technology company to exponential customer and revenue growth. David led the company’s acquisition by NetManage (Nasdaq:NETM) just over a year after joining the company. Following the successful acquisition he joined the executive management team of NetManage where he served as Vice President and General Manager.