Dick Walsh

Executive Vice President

Dick Walsh has been instrumental in leading sophisticated and complicated projects key to revenue growth, cost reduction, and organizational efficiencies. As a goal oriented executive, Dick has been recognized for developing strategic business plans, conducting effective negotiations, creating industry-changing training programs, and doubling marketplace footprint.

Areas of significant strength span: Operations, Marketing, Business Management, Regulatory Compliance

Multi-unit Management, Loyalty Program Development, Strategic Planning, Acquisition Integration, Workflow Planning & Prioritization, P&L Management, Relationship Cultivation, Real Estate Planning & Development, Lease Negotiations, Marketing Collateral Creation,  Acquisition Brand Management, and Regulatory Compliance.

As part of Policy Solutions, Dick provides in-depth analysis and recommendations on a variety of issues facing management teams in varied industries. By putting his expertise to work for the client, he has been able to save money and time with practical solutions to real problems in highly competitive marketplaces.

Prior to Policy Solutions, Dick had an extremely successful multi year career with AMC Theatres. He  was promoted internally as the 3rd highest ranking organizational executive to guide film, marketing, and strategic development activities. He oversaw the National Cinema Network (NCN), an in-theatre advertising company subsidiary; directed efforts involving 3 staff members (senior vice president of strategic development, senior vice president of marketing, president of AMC Film) and 70 indirect report employees; administered annual marketing budget of $25 million, strategic development budget of $5 million, and purchasing budget of $700 million. He was challenged  with negotiating and securing film at the lowest price possible while achieving widest coverage and maintaining brand integrity. In addition, he was tapped to guide marketing campaign efforts, lead brand integrity initiatives, and expand the loyalty program footprint.

Dick delivered 10% compounded annual growth through expansion and maintenance of MOVIE WATCHER loyalty program initiative with 3 million active members. He deepened  brand awareness by developing new company tag line, Experience the Difference.