Desiree M. Richmond

Desiree M. Richmond has twenty years experience in the computer and information technology industries. Ms. Richmond has an educational background of computer science and computer engineering, with a continuing education focus on contract and labor law, leadership and management, quality programs, and project management.

Beginning her career with Harris/Lanier, Ms. Richmond managed computer engineering and customer service operations in Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA. As Western Operations Director, Ms. Richmond managed 11 offices and 350 engineers across the western half of the United States, servicing commercial and government customers.

After eleven years and a successful career at Harris/Lanier, Ms. Richmond was hired by NeXT Computers (founded by Steve Jobs) as Worldwide Professional Services Director. Ms. Richmond developed engineering programs for NeXT Computer resellers in Asia and Europe and negotiated service contractual agreements with international partners. Ms. Richmond's additional duties included management of Service Operations, Service Programs, Service Partnerships and Technical Education.

Ms. Richmond then accepted an executive position was as vice president and general manager for a Sacramento, CA based computer system integrator and software development company providing technical solutions and business consulting to commercial, government and telecommunications markets. Ms. Richmond grew the company from $15M to $90M in annual sales in three years.

In 1994, Ms. Richmond founded Ocampa Internet Business Solutions. Ocampa is focused on educating businesses and industry associations regarding the business and marketing opportunities of the Internet, network security, and developing e-commerce solutions. Ocampa offers a broad range of Internet technical consulting, marketing consulting, and education.

Ocampa was one of the first internet-based companies in the U.S. with major clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Bell Network Integration, CalFarm Insurance, MicroAge, Sacramento Association of Realtors, North American Title, the White House Conference on Small Business, California State Insurance Fund, Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and many more.

Ms. Richmond is actively involved in research and implementation of new methods for creative solutions to today's business and personal challenges.  Her specialty is organizational change management (re-organizations, mergers, acquisitions, operational process re-engineering) and transition coaching (working with people going through life changes such as career change, mid-life crisis, menopause/andropause, empty-nest syndrome, etc.).

In addition to being a certified Holistic Coach, Ms. Richmond studied graphology at the Institute of Integral Handwriting Studies. She graduated as Handwriting Analyst in 1991, and Graphotherapist in 1992. She and her associates provide graphology services to business clients through Ocampa Handwriting Analysis.

Recently Ms. Richmond was interviewed by CNN Financial News, USA Today, The San Francisco Examiner, The Seattle Times, The Ann Arbor News, The Las Vegas Sun, KCBS TV, La Prensa of Panama, and Comstock's. [Reporters, see the reporters information page.]

On July 3, 1998, Ms. Richmond's executive profile was published in the Sacramento Business Journal. KOVR TV in Sacramento, California aired a special on Ms. Richmond and her handwriting services, as did Fox News 40 in July 2008.

Ms. Richmond can be contacted by E-mail.

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