Hal Richman Bio

Hal Richman helps organizations focus on agility and innovation in areas such as regional economic development and learning and performance.


Hal has been around the world evaluating international development programs in countries like Sri Lanka, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Timor-Leste.

Hal has a Ph.D. in Political Science where he studied how facilitation can help overcome power disparities in task-oriented groups. His undergraduate and graduate work includes studies in mathematical game theory, cybernetics and the philosophy and psychology of science.

He has strong business planning and “start-up experience”, as well as an entrepreneurial bent in a variety of technically focused industries such as software and energy efficiency. Hal was the president of Knowledge Navigators International, a pioneering start-up that developed an online learning and collaboration platform before Facebook.