Richard Cook is the Chief Operating Officer of Proactive. After serving in the British Army for thirteen years, Richard began his commercial career at Reuters initially running Lipper's European data operations before moving to the US to take over global product development and delivery. He then moved on to become Chief Operating Office at Citywire where he spent 5 years helping grow a forward thinking and innovative, financial media business. Richard then joined Centaur Media plc as Operations Director for Business Publishing, where he led the re-branding and relaunches of numerous magazines and digital propositions. Richard joined the Proactive team from the Social Stock Exchange where he was also Chief Operating Officer.