Richard Powell


Richard Powell is President of Teneo, a global advisory firm. Prior to joining Teneo, Powell was Bloomberg L.P.’s Chief Communications Officer where he built Bloomberg’s global communications strategy and infrastructure to support the company’s core financial products business as well as its growth in new products and emerging markets.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Powell was Chief Operating Officer Worldwide of the global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller. He also served as the Global Chair of Burson-Marsteller’s Corporate Practice and counseled many clients, including Coca-Cola, HP and Accenture.

Mr. Powell previously worked in venture capital management, first as co-founder and Managing Director of Washington, D.C.-based technology incubator, VenCatalyst, and then as Managing Director of the New York office of Idealab after its acquisition of VenCatalyst.

He is a native of Tennessee and graduated with a B.B.A in Business and a B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University.