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Tissa Richards

Bold. Trusted. Authentic.

Tissa Richards, software founder, speaker and coach
Tissa Richards delivers Brand Your Way to the Boardroom workshop
Tissa Richards speaks at the launch of her book in Austin, Texas


Tissa Richards coaches executives and founders in a variety of industries. She guides them in professional and leadership development, situational coaching, and career planning.


Tissa Richards delivers custom workshops to organizations in many industries. She carefully crafts content based on years of research and experience in the leadership topics that matter most to executives and companies today.


Tissa Richards is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist, bringing a fresh perspective to the most urgent topics affecting leaders and executives.

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What People Say

"I attend many events, and it's rare to find one as interesting and memorable."

Alice C. Brennan

Board Director, RENN Fund


Tissa Richards is a bold, trusted and authentic technology founder, speaker and coach. She is one of the small group of women who have founded and funded technology startups in Silicon Valley. Tissa has navigated the tough world of entrepreneurship, fundraising, and executive leadership. She’s raised millions of dollars for her companies, won awards for her innovation and products (including the Dell Founders 50 Award), was the first partner technology featured on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s x86 mission-critical servers, and holds multiple patents for complex cyber security software.


Top executives and companies trust Tissa Richards to help them articulate their compelling, differentiated stories to get hired and stand out. She helps executives and founders develop leadership skills and launch companies. Tissa consults on brand, culture and product messaging for Fortune 2000 companies and startups, making the value of complex technologies clear to drive revenue and exit valuations. She also works passionately to increase the presence of women on corporate boards and remove gender as a perceived barrier to success. Tissa mentors founders, entrepreneurs, and aspiring board directors. Tissa Richards is also a contributor to business books, interviewed regularly by the likes of Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, and is an Expert Contributor to the Built In online technology community. She was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and also attended the University of Sydney, Australia. Tissa splits her time between Silicon Valley, and Austin TX. You can find Tissa Richards on LinkedIn.

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