Founder of Missing Link, the largest Presentation firm in South Africa. He is also the Co-Founder of 21Tanks, and The Sales Department.


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Richard Mulholland is Founder of Missing Link, the largest Presentation firm in South Africa. He is also the Co-Founder of 21Tanks, and The Sales Department.

Having spoken in over 30 countries on six continents, Rock and Roadie turned entrepreneur Richard Mulholland knows first-hand the impact that memorable presentations can make. Thats why he works with executives and speakers around the world, helping them deliver unforgettable presentations that activate audiences and generate income.

He has written three books, Legacide, why legacy thinking is the silent killer of innovation and  Boredom Slayer, and Story Seller.

He was voted top 40 under 40, and top 300 South Africans to take to lunch.

Richard kicked off his career as a rock n roll roadie, operating lights for bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. From there he started SA’s largest presentation firm, Missing Link and co-founded 21Tanks, SA’s first perspective lab.

Richard is a highly regarded speaker. When not addressing many of South Africa’s top corporations, he guest lectures on courses for The Cape Graduate School of Business (GSB), and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

As well as blogging on, Richard is a columnist for Longevity and Destiny

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Bio and Talks

I've spoken alongside Rich Mulholland at a host of events and he is a joy to share a stage, a microphone, and probably a bed with. And unlike so many speakers, Rich doesn't have a single tired platitude or worn-out cliché in his repertoire; he's the speaking equivalent of a double ristretto (or perhaps a hand grenade) and if your audience could benefit from a whirlwind of fresh thinking, fresh perspective and fresh ideas, I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Ben SaundersInternational Speaker

Richard can only be described as larger than life which at times necessitates a suspension of disbelief. But that’s just part of the pleasure of working with him. His unerring ability to assess and interpret any brief to deliver exactly what the audience needs to hear makes him one of most compelling and motivating speakers in this country. A presentation from him on customer service inspired an entirely new internal communications programme, the success of which has been unmatched in this or any other company where I have worked. We love him.

Catherine McCormackMweb

Most speakers are interesting but Rich consistently reaches the rare level of fascinating. Whether discussing trends, branding, marketing or straight business skills, his talks educate, entertain and inspire all at once. Hire him only if you want your audience to truly remember your event.

Howard MannTBB partners - New York

Your ability to convert a stiff, corporate, jacket and tie audience into a smiling, energised and revitalised one is a formula only you can own! Your business message always hits home in a unique and unforgettable way that leaves delegates wanting more. No question of doubt - you really are the rockstar of speakers. Even I have your autograph.

Kim WinstanleyEventworx

If you looking for something different and someone that will get you to think about the way you do things currently in a fun way then Richard is the perfect guy for your conference. He is different, energetic and he will get your audience thinking about new and innovative ways to do what they currently do better!

Lynette KloppersFNB

Rich Mulholland is more than a breath of fresh air - he's a hurricane! This is a high octane entrepreneur who fizzes with energy, ideas and a passion for whatever he's speaking about. If you're looking for a boring, predictable, humourless contribution to your event, for goodness sake do not book this man. If, on the other hand you are after someone who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of a true change maker, who can mix humour and irreverance with reflective thoughtfulness and a love for business, I have no hesitation in recommending Rich...!

Oli BarrettMake Your Mark with a Tenner Prime Minister's Council on Social Action (UK)

Richard is a crazy and captivating speaker. He has a way of engaging with his audience in a way that I have not seen before. Humor, shock and general craziness are the hallmark of his talk but BOY does he get an inspirational message across!

Rudo ChasakaraSenior Account Manager

Richard has an incredible grasp of how to keep a crowd drawn to the main message of the presentation. His unique and passionate delivery creates an energy in a room that embodies the commitment required to stimulate change in an organization. As a speaker he is as good as it gets, as an all round package of designer, coordinator and choreographer, he is the ultimate road show man. Why would I ever use anyone else?

Shaun EdmestonFNB

Richard has a unique ability to combine business principles with creative thinking .... which results in an a joyride of information and entertainment that leaves you inspired and stays with you long after he has left the stage.

Sylvia Scutte



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