Technology Vet Richard Gardiner Joins Thrive as EVP of Global Marketing

Technology Vet Richard Gardiner Joins Thrive as EVP of Global Marketing

Join us in welcoming Richard Gardiner, Thrive’s newly appointed Executive Vice President of Global Marketing! Richard is a proven communications expert in IT advisory and managed services. At Thrive, he will lead the marketing strategies for our fast-growing IT outsourcing services, specifically focusing upon branding and go to market strategy spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.

Drawing upon more than 30 years of communications and marketing experience, Richard will drive new and existing marketing strategies that will enable sales growth, build upon brand awareness and further Thrive’s position as the leading technology provider for end-to-end managed services and in delivering secure digital transformation.

One of the initiatives Richard is most excited about is advancing the Thrive brand story to help current and potential customers stay ahead of the technological curve through innovation. As Thrive continues to expand, Richard will heighten our company voice as the leader in delivering excellence and service in IT. His EVP of Global Marketing appointment is part of our continued leadership expansion.

Before joining Thrive, he served as the CMO for Edge Technology Group, where he was instrumental in building the brand and growing revenues by more than 37 percent in five years. Richard also held marketing and communications senior leadership roles at General Electric, including GE Capital and GE’s financial services businesses. Before GE, he was Creative Director & Principal for Luna Graphics and held various account executive roles in marketing and advertising agencies.

Welcome, Richard!