Valerie Richardson joined Colson Group Holdings in 2015 as vice president of global market development and strategic human resources. In this role, Richardson focuses on driving above-baseline growth through key account and vertical market strategies, as well as using the Colson Group’s human assets for organizational effectiveness. Her responsibilities include product management, digital marketing, communications, key accounts and human resources for the company worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience in the global manufacturing industry, she specializes in developing strategies and implementation plans for growth in target market segments.
Richardson has an executive management certificate from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master ’s degree in industrial psychology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration in finance from North Central in Naperville, Illinois.