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W. Scott Richards
VP – Operations
W. Scott Richards, an Atlanta, GA native, prides himself on the ability to create and develop strong relationships, which has been key to his success professionally and personally.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in finance and an Executive MBA from Georgia State University. His professional background spans the public, private and non – profit sectors and industries that range from financial services, healthcare and manufacturing. Most of his career has been spent in Information Technology operations, service delivery and security, with the majority in management or executive roles. He is Lean Six Sigma Certified and a strong believer in continuous improvement. Scott is known for his ability to develop high performing teams that leverage Lean Six Sigma methodologies to achieve high levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness within organizations of all sizes.
He is currently the managing partner of Business Partner Solutions, LLC a management and technology strategic planning and consulting firm. He is a proud veteran of the Georgia National Guard and served an active duty capacity during the Desert Storm campaign. One the most rewarding roles he has held professionally was the business manager for marketing and advertising for the Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee. There he was part of a team that developed and implemented the most comprehensive licensing and merchandising campaign in the history of the games and the first Paralympic games to finish fiscally in the black. The inspiration gained from interacting with the people and especially the no limits “what’s your excuse” attitude of Paralympic athletes has left a lasting impression on him.
Scott is a firm believer in volunteerism and considers his time speaking to kids in schools and former time as a volunteer deputy sheriff with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office as most gratifying. He also currently serves as a board member for Camp Kudzu a nonprofit whose mission is education, empowerment and inspiration for children with Type 1 diabetes.