George S. Richards - Chairman, President, and CEO of Sempris

George S. Richards of Naples, FL

An experienced senior executive based in Naples, FL, George S. Richards holds both a bachelor of science in economics, graduating summa cum laude, and a master of business administration with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His undergraduate accomplishments include gaining admittance to the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society and winning the Amandus Johnson Award for Excellence in Scandinavian Studies. While working toward his MBA, George S. Richards made the director’s list each term.

Highlights of Mr. Richards’ career include tenures as director of strategic planning and marketing operations for the Sears Catalog and senior engagement manager for the global management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. Since 2001, he has been the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Sempris, LLC, and Provell, Inc. (formerly known as Damark International). Mr. Richards' accomplishments with his various companies working out of his office in Naples, FL, include creating and implementing a new catalog business, which he expanded from $3 million to $38 million in net sales within a single year.