In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Richard Crawford brings more than 25 years of experience leading high-performance high-technology businesses.
Prior to talentReef, Crawford directed SambaSafety’s growth into new markets and the continued development of its Driver Risk Management platform, delivered as Software–as-a-Service (SaaS) to more than 14,000 customers nationwide. During his time at SambaSafety, Crawford led the acquisition of American Driving Records, Softech International and Vigillo. These acquisitions significantly expanded the company’s ability to provide cost-effective driver record access across the United States and Canada. In April of 2016, Crawford lead the majority recapitalization of Samba Safety with ABRY Partners having increased enterprise value by 30x in 4 years.
Crawford has served in numerous senior executive roles across a wide range of high technology firms, including CSG International, Telution, MediaLinx and Channelinsight. Throughout his tenure, Crawford has directed strategic development of company product, sales and marketing initiatives and directly contributed to company growth in both market share and revenue.
Crawford, a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is an expert on SaaS best practices and technology trends.