Richard Ventura is the SVP, Strategy and Solutions Development for NEC Display Solutions of America’s, overseeing corporate and industry strategy related activities for the organization. Focusing on leading the development and communications of strategic platforms aimed at evolving the business and driving it forward, while working with the Leadership Team to define the vision and direction for the company and establish initiatives that disrupt current and future markets, explore alternative solutions, and result in short and long-term gains.
Richard has spent 18+ years within the NEC organization focusing on sales and development of solutions, analytics and business intelligence platforms. During his tenure he has helped numerous client and partner relationships flourish and spearheaded campaigns, which have elevated NEC’s brand and products throughout the marketplace. Richard has been honored to receive numerous internal and industry based awards and recognition for his exceptional efforts and tireless work ethic.
Richard is a long-standing member of many organizations within the industry as well as currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Digital Signage Federation serving as Chairman Emeritus, and supports the International Committee, as well as the newly formed Global DOOH Council. During his tenure with NEC he has delivered many presentations at industry conferences as well as authored articles for key publications and industry trade periodicals.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota-Morris and a master’s of business administration from Hamline University. He is also a retired member of the Minnesota National Guard after 10 years of service in the military.