Richard Titus joined Transform Group following a two-year stint as the founder and CEO of Ark Advisors, a leading blockchain advisory firm. Founded in 2017, ARK consulted with and invested in blockchain and DLT technology-based businesses, supporting 20+ blockchain projects in 2017-2018. Titus also led ARK’s investment efforts (arkfund.io) sourcing & deploying ~$6 million in capital into 5+ successful ventures.
With a passion for innovation, Titus serves as a board member, advisor, and coach to a portfolio of companies in high-growth tech sectors, including AI, blockchain, cleantech, media and information security. For three and a half years he’s served as a mentor/fellow at the Rotman School of Management’s Creative Destruction Lab, a world-leading program across eight cities globally and includes 375 companies for 2019 alone in AI, space, blockchain, life sciences, smart cities and the world’s first quantum computing accelerator. He is involved in CDL’s ongoing role as a founding member of the LIBRA Association.
A serial entrepreneur, CEO, startup advisor, coach, and investor, Titus has founded or co-founded more than seventeen firms, including Razorfish (Los Angeles – via acquisition of his company, Tag Media), Schematic (now rebranded Possible, post WPP acquisition), Ark, Videoplaza, and Prompt.ly, his fifth exit in a row.
In addition to his entrepreneurship, Titus has held senior leadership roles at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), creating and launching both the iPlayer and the BBC mobile service. Later, as CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital, the digital holding company of DMGT (Daily Mail) he led the turn-around of a legacy media and digital classified giant. He also led product development and customer product experience for Samsung Electronics, working out of Seoul, Korea, from 2015-17. Earlier in his life, Titus produced TV shows and feature films, winning multiple awards, including two Emmy nominations and Sundance selections “Online” & “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Titus is based in California with his lover and three daughters.