Rich Riley speaks with St. Luke's Students
There were early signs of Rich Riley’s entrepreneurial streak. As a 12-year-old, Riley began mowing neighbors’ lawns. When a few clients turned into a thriving, profitable business, young Riley started a revenue spreadsheet. He has maintained that spreadsheet throughout a stellar career that includes stockbroker at age 18, Wharton School of Business graduate, Wall Street investor, and co-founder of an app that sold to Yahoo! where Riley became an executive for 13 years.
Today, Riley is CEO of Shazam, the wildly popular music and TV recognition app, used by hundreds of millions globally. The app, recently acquired by Apple, is the inspiration behind the new hit show Beat Shazam with Jamie Foxx. Riley is Executive Producer of the show.
Riley, a trustee and parent at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, recently spoke with students as part of the school’s Center for Leadership Lunch & Lead series. He shared four pieces of leadership advice that have served him well:
4 Leadership Tips from Shazam CEO Rich Riley
Shazam CEO Rich Riley is St. Luke's Center for Leadership Lunch & Lead guest speaker.
A packed Lunch & Lead event: students learn leadership advice from Rich Riley, CEO of Shazam.
Rich Riley and his wife Michelle live in New Canaan with their four children Alexandra '20, Michael '22, Matthew '25 and Luke (pictured above: Alexandra, Michelle, Rich, and Michael).
Visit St. Luke's Lunch & Lead to discover more leadership experiences shared by guest speakers from a wide range of industries and fields.
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