- Certified Business Advisor
- Des Moines
Rich has been an SBDC Certified Business Advisor since 2008 and has also been certified as a global business professional through NASBITE, the world’s leading organization for training and education in the field of global business.
Rich has been the director of Highline College SBDC since 2012 and in 2013 Rich was recognized as the State STAR Performer, an annual SBDC award that recognizes the top performer from each state who demonstrates exceptional performance, and embodies a strong commitment to small businesses.
Rich holds a BA in business from Western Washington University and has a diverse background in business. He has been an owner or partner in multiple businesses for more than 20 years, including high tech; computer sales and service; business consulting, where he focused on process improvement and change management; a software company; property development; and a partner in a specialty coffee retail and franchising company.
Rich enjoys working with businesses where he can contribute as part of their team and with business owners who are willing to learn.
Areas of Specialization Include:
- Business sale/acquisition
- Business valuation assessment
- Financial forecasting
- Loan package development
- Business startup
- Assisting businesses with developing a growth plan
- International trade and export