Who is Deryck Richardson?

Deryck is the President and CEO of Richardson Marketing Group, LLC and a serial entrepreneur.  In 2019 Deryck became a published author which added to his demand as a motivational speaker. Born in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Deryck has been a lifelong native of Central, Ohio. Deryck has a long track record of leading by example and motivating people to “level up” in whatever adventure they are facing. 


Deryck has held a variety of roles and titles throughout his career.  However, the first thing his friends and family will tell you is that he has never forgotten where he comes from or who he’s always fought for.  Deryck gained invaluable experience as a special education teacher focused on the development of life skills of high school aged kids on the high functioning end of the spectrum of Autism. Using an untraditional approach, Deryck used vocational and business lessons to show his students how to become independent as they transitioned into adulthood.  When Deryck stopped teaching, he promised to never stop impacting the lives of future generations. He sits on several boards including a private school and a community youth club, where he is not only the President but also the Director of Basketball Operations.  


As a business leader, Deryck has proven he can motivate and train individuals at very high levels.  Richardson Marketing Group was voted the #1 Best Place to Work in Columbus, Ohio (10-25 employees) according to Columbus, Business First.  Employees enjoy excellent pay, a full benefits package, ping pong, foosball, video game nooks, and a relaxed dress code. With elite training and continuous education and coaching, Richardson Marketing Group is much more than a fun place to work.  Deryck truly provides a career opportunity that will take the right individual to the top.


Committed to impacting the masses and driving change in our world, Deryck has set his standards high, and will not stop fighting until a proper balance has been reached.  Deryck is very active and an influencers in local political arenas and plans to become an elected official in the next few years. “Local government is where changes are made,” says Deryck, “And I want to be right in the thick of positive change for my neighbors and friends.”

Deryck's podcast is now available on spotify and can also be located here.


Deryck and his wife Desiree have four children: Alex, Luis, Kyahnna, and Caleb.  They also have a granddaughter named Genevieve.  

A "Peoples Leader by Nature."

GO PLAY:  The Ultimate Road Map to Winning the Game of Life is an inspiring book on motivation and mindset.  As a child we are taught to "Go Play!"  No instructions are needed to figure out how to get this done.  Why, as adults, do we make things so difficult?  With chapters on attitude, setting goals, letting go of the past, making proper decisions and more, Go Play is sure to be an excellent read for those looking for self development resources.



A prolific speaker, Deryck is just the right fit for your event.  Whether it be for students, athletes, or employees, Deryck has just the right message to get through to your audience.  Fill out the Contact Form for rates and booking information.

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