Richard Alberg

CEO at Aptem


I have spent many years in a range of entrepreneurial roles. I founded and ran PSL, a firm of occupational (I/O) psychologists that developed sophisticated assessment solutions. This involved psychometric expertise and advanced technology. In November 2006 PSL was acquired by Kenexa and I became Senior Vice President responsible for sales, marketing and strategy in Europe. I left Kenexa in 2008 upon completion of my earn-out. Whilst I decided what I wanted to do next I joined a small consortium investing in a snacks and drinks distribution company that was in Administration. I became interim Chief Executive and helped the management team deal with the issues that had led to the failure of the company whilst also significantly cutting costs. In 2009 I founded MWS Technology Ltd, where we develop and support Aptem (www.aptem.co.uk), an innovative and successful Software as a Service (SaaS) platform used by vocational training and employment services providers to deliver their programmes. I care passionately about education and in 2015 took on a two year term as chair of North Hertfordshire College. Operating from four campuses NHC supports over 13,500 students each year. In 2016 I co-founded Corndel (http://www.corndel.com). Over a handful of years we grew Corndel into a quite exceptional training organisation. This was also a highly successful commercial venture with the business acquired by THI Investments in November 2020, at which point I left the company. I have invested in several other businesses and enjoy being an active shareholder and advisor.