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Rick is a senior business executive whose expert strategic business planning and leadership/team development skills have led organizations through turnaround situations, out of labor difficulties and strikes, and revitalized old manufacturing plants.
During his 30 years of experience, Rick has used his results-oriented style to develop strategic action plans for increasing profitability through increased sales and lower costs. He has used various problem solving and quality methodologies to optimize processes and simplify delivering goods and services at a higher level of quality and performance. His strong, communicative, hands-on, leadership style has been critical to the development of high performance management teams and highly motivated work forces.
Distinguished by his passion for business, Rick started Paramount Business Development over 12 years ago to offer his varied experience and broad knowledge to help business leaders directly improve their businesses and increase their success. During this time, for nearly 6 years, he was a Master Licensed Business Coach with the world’s largest business coaching organization. While with that organization he was awarded Global Top 100 Coach many times, and achieved the level of Platinum Master Mentor Business Coach. He also earned a North American Region award for Consistency of Client Results.
Guided by his very direct and client goal attainment approach, which most of the time is about the bottom line, Rick has led companies to breakthrough results. During the severely economically challenging business cycle of 2008-2011, he coached companies to double digit growth, and two to over 100% growth year after year. Over the last 5 year period, he has even coached one company to a 450% growth.
Rick has a Masters in Business Administration, with focus areas of Entrepreneurship and Finance, from the University of Louisiana, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He also holds a Professional Engineer’s License.
Rick is highly involved in his local community. He is a member of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce, Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, Nazareth Chamber of Commerce, and Pocono Builders Association. He is also past President of the Rotary Club of the Stroudsburgs, and a past Boy Scout Leader.