Director of Operations
Fred Richardson is a results-driven executive whose motivation is rooted in his desire to continuously learn. This drive and motivation to implement world-class process improvement for clients are manifested through the transformational business results Fred brings to clients across a wide spectrum of industry.
With a solid 20-year track-record, Fred’s unique approach combines solid project management best practices and principles with creativity to help clients become more efficient, reduce costs and maximize their resources to attain business goals. He does this by helping clients manage their internal business operations, assists with financial planning and budgeting, and determining effective resource capacity management.
Disciplined and data-driven, Fred has spent his career honing his skills active in operational efficiency, business management, program management and strategic business alignment across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, operations and IT professional services.
Prior to joining CE Wilson Consulting, Fred held several technical management and leadership positions at a leading Fortune 500 technical innovation company. While there, he oversaw and managed governance and existing processes across several locations. As well, Fred managed change controls to implement new processes and executed complex operations that resulted in significant efficiency.
Fred holds a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology, He is also Lean Six Sigma Certified for Operational Excellence. And, he was recognized with the Emerging Leaders Award for Entrepreneurship from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Active in professional circles, Fred brings his knowledge and know-how to other business leaders wanting to take a closer look at how to improve their organization’s success. Notably, in addition to being a member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Fred frequently speaks on various project management and efficiency improvement topics.
Further, Fred is deeply committed to his local community and works hard to help the next generation of operational business leaders achieve success. He is actively involved in the CE Wilson Consulting Scholarship Review and Award Committee for Entrepreneurship, which helps create a solid education foundation for future project management professionals. As well, Fred is a coordinator and mentor through the CE Wilson Consulting Grow Kids Program, which allows youth to help other youth in education, physical activity and giving. And personally, he is a supporter of the Bike MS race for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Arizona Chapter, along with supporting United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona.
When he’s not busy helping organizations improve their business operations or giving back to the community, Fred can be found spending time with his wife and two children, or shooting some hoops while he’s thinking about how he can take his personal and professional games to the next level.