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Richard Moran


Richard A. Moran is the President of Menlo College in Atherton, California, a private college in the heart of the Silicon Valley. He is a dynamic speaker, author, CEO and owner of a prestigious vineyard. He is a noted California business leader, venture capitalist, author and evangelist for organization effectiveness. He is best known for his series of humorous business books beginning with bestselling, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality that started the genre of “Business Bullet Books.” He has authored seven books and his newest book, “Everything Matters, Leadership Lessons from a Rookie College President,” will be published in 2016. Moran previously served as CEO and Vice Chairman at Accretive Solutions. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Venrock, Chairman of the Board at Portal Software and a Partner at Accenture. Corporate governance is a professional focus. He serves on the Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Higher education guest lecture assignments include Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU Stern School, Santa Clara University, University of California and others. He earned an A.B. at Rutgers College; M.S. at Indiana University; and Ph.D. at Miami University, Oxford Ohio. Moran writes a column on education for the Huffington Post and has been quoted and profiled in media including the San Francisco Chronicle, KPIX television, KCBS Radio and many others.