At only 28 years of age, Richard took the reigns of a 100 year old, $120 million, family owned, car and truck dealership after his father was forced to retire suddenly. That alone was a challenge. Worse, the business was losing $3.5 million a year and there was no plan.
After a difficult start and lots of mistakes Richard hired a business mentor named Frank. With his help Richard clearly defined his role as a leader, forged a team of trusted A-Players and learned the vital art of succession planning. He ultimately helped the business survive and then thrive in a highly competitive industry.
Today, Richard is an author, speaker and real estate business owner who shares with audiences the leadership strategies that have proven to be the driving force behind his continued business success.
Richard lives in Evergreen Colorado with his wife and two teenage children and is a professional member of the National Speakers Association.