Dick has more than 25 year’s business management experience including senior executive positions as President, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer, V.P. Sales and Marketing, and Director of Operations. He has experience in wholesale distribution, manufacturing, IT services, and professional services firms. In addition, he served as General Manager of an industrial distributor of high-tech/computer products; V.P. Sales and Marketing of an international manufacturer of industrial products; V.P – Business Development in a private equity firm, V.P. Global Client Director for an information technology research and advisory firm, and has been a business owner operating his own business and co/owner of two other businesses for several years.
He is the founder and president of RS Management Group, a specialty consulting firm that works exclusively with owners of privately-held companies. Dick has focused RS Management on implementing growth and transition strategies to increase the value and worth of a client’s company and positioning the company for a successful transition of ownership in the future.
Dick has extensive experience in wholesale distribution in both high-tech and industrial products. He has successfully started and operated his own business and understands the challenges of entrepreneurship. He has worked effectively with business owners to translate company vision into strategies that produce profitable results.
Dick is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), a member of the Exit Planning Institute, an Executive Associate accredited by The Institute for Independent Business, a member of the American Management Association, the Institute of Management Consultants, and executive member of American Marketing Association and is certified by the Professional Management Institute. He also served his country for 6 years in the United States Army Medical Corp and is a decorated combat veteran having served with the 101st Airborne Div. in Viet Nam.
Dick received his BA in Management of Human Resources with honors from Spring Arbor College, and obtained his MBA from Bowling Green State University.