Cambridge Consultants, an international technology consulting firm, has appointed Alan Richardson (53) as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will report directly to Philippe Salle, Chief Executive of the Altran Group. Cambridge Consultants currently employs about 300 consultants, engineers and scientists in both Cambridge UK and Cambridge USA.
Richardson joined Cambridge Consultants in February 1984. He has been the Deputy CEO since 2007. Prior to being appointed to the board in 2002 as Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Richardson played a major role in building the firm's business in the English market.
Cambridge Consultants was founded in 1960 by two graduates of The University of Cambridge. After years of impressive growth, it was bought by the large American management consultancy Arthur D. Little in 1972. Thirty years later, the strategy consulting firm got in financial trouble. After failed conversations about acquisitions, with amongst others, Monitor, Mercer and PA Consulting Group, eventually it was Altran Technologies that saved Arthur D. Little from bankruptcy. On the 8th of April, in 2002, Altran technologies financed the management buy-outs of all non-American offices.