Hal Richman Bio


Hal Richman has a Ph.D. in Political Science where he studied how facilitation can help overcome power disparities in task-oriented groups. His undergraduate and graduate work includes studies in game theory, experimental design and qualitative and quantitative analysis.

He has been around the world evaluating international development programs in countries like Sri Lanka, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Timor-Leste. He provided consulting services in training and development to the United Nations Development Program for seven years.

Hal has strong business planning and “start-up experience”, as well as an entrepreneurial bent in a variety of technically focused industries such as software and energy efficiency. He was the president of Knowledge Navigators International, a pioneering start-up that developed an online learning and collaboration (sadly) before Facebook.