Vice Chairman

Richard Hall
Founder and Chief Executive

Richard founded CloudOrigin in 2009 to focus on the business impact of cloud computing in public and private sectors, as an independent, pragmatic source of strategy and advisory services. Currently working with blue-chip brands around the world, venture capital, private equity and IT firms. In 2014 he advised on deals worth over $7Billion in potential enterprise value spanning datacentres and cloud infrastructure providers through to high growth software as a service firms and new startups.

He is an invited speaker on cloud computing for the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology forums, a lead judge for the Broad Group DataCloud awards, named to the global ‘Cloud 100’ list by the Cloud World series, classed as a ‘Leading Advisor’ by Acquisition International magazine, one of Finance Monthly’s ‘Top 100 International Advisors’ 2014 and voted a ‘Deal Maker of the Year’ in 2013. CloudOrigin was voted UK Enterprise Cloud Computing specialist of 2014 at the Business Excellence awards and Systems Due Diligence Provider of the Year at the 2014 M&A Awards.

Graduated in Computing and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex in 1989 where he won a BT sponsorship in Expert Systems and wrote for the computing section of The Guardian newspaper. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of both BCS (The Chartered Institute of IT) and the Institute of Directors.