Dick has over 30 years of international business experience as a consultant, high-level business management, and successful business ownership. He is a high character individual who is well respected as both a businessman and as an individual.
He has been successful with multiple turnarounds resulting in a history of significant growth and market penetration. His passion is to help business people not only succeed, buy enjoy the journey as they move toward their goals and dreams.
After graduating from Florida State University, Dick taught high school science and coached football and women’s tennis. With the birth of his second child, it became apparent that teaching and coaching was not going to allow Dick and his family to achieve their financial goals.
In 1983 Dick took an opportunity to move into sales, specifically industrial sales. He moved his family to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Charleston, SC and started his sales career.
In 1991, after significant success as a field salesman, sales manager, and branch manager, Dick was asked by the parent company to move to Cleveland, Ohio and work as an international sales associate. For 7 years Dick worked in international markets and ended his time in Cleveland as Vice President of Distributor Sales Support working on large international construction projects.
While in Cleveland Dick worked to help developed and implemented a “New Sales Associate” training program. He and his team trained hundreds of sales associates around the world.
In 1999 Dick had the opportunity to buy his first company. Between 1999 and 2010 Dick owned and operated 3 different companies. All were struggling in multiple areas specifically shrinking market share and declining revenue growth. Dick and his team were able to stop the decline and when Dick sold his businesses in 2010 they were up over 300% in sales growth.
For the last several years Dick has been involved with professional coaching and business consulting. He has served on numerous business advisory boards and continuous to work with business owners.