Richard Crumb

Managing Partner, Menlo Park

About Richard

Richard Crumb is a co-founder and managing partner of BCE Consulting based in Menlo Park, CA.  He has more than 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, transaction support, business development, and commercial engagement across a variety of industries.  In over 400 projects, he has helped clients develop corporate and business unit strategy, build strategic and business plans, evaluate adjacent markets and whitespaces, evolve business models, and supported in a variety of transaction-related activities.

Richard is responsible for leading BCE’s Healthcare & Consumer division, leads our Social Sector practice, and co-leads our Private Equity practice team.  In addition to client-facing work, Richard serves on BCE’s management committee as head of finance. 

Richard has written several whitepapers and developed frameworks on topics ranging from innovation strategy, portfolio strategy, segmentation, customer engagement, and novel business models.  

Prior to BCE, Richard led the Healthcare & Life Sciences practice area at The Beacon Group for a span of 6+ years.  In this capacity, he advised industry leaders across the medical device, pharmaceutical & biotech, diagnostic, and health IT markets on organic and inorganic growth strategy.  While at Beacon, Richard had the opportunity to lead client relationships with 6 of the top 10 largest medical device companies, 4 of the top 6 largest pharma companies, and a host of other innovative, smaller companies. 

Prior to assuming a practice leadership position, Richard worked across Beacon’s Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology, and Aerospace, Government & Defense practice teams managing client relationships and delivering project work.

Before joining Beacon, Richard worked at FreshTracks Capital and EatingWell Magazine in research and marketing functions. 

Richard holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.  

Expertise

  • Growth Strategy
  • M&A
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • PE

Education

University of Michican Ross School of Business
MBA

Middlebury College
BA, Economics