Rich founded the Company in 2006, spending the first ten years of the Company’s history directing the sales and funding for the Company as well as strategically building the Company through its hiring, staffing and recruiting needs.
Currently, Rich is involved with strategic planning and is responsible for maintenance and development of key investor and business relationships for the Company. Prior to starting the Company, Rich had a varied business background in the United States, ranging from the hi-tech, real estate, mortgage banking, securities, publishing, internet and investment banking industries. After leaving the Air Force as a Captain in 1970, Rich worked for a boutique hi-tech Company in Boston, Massachusetts where he was the first to sell and place an automatic test system for printed circuit boards with all four branches of the military, NASA and private industry. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, in Atlanta, he hired, developed and managed the largest salesforce under one roof for the sales and retail distribution of municipal bonds. In Atlanta, in the early 1980’s he also helped pioneer shared equity financing to fund residential real estate when interest rates were at record levels.
From 1990-1992, while working for a Fortune 500 company, he spearheaded the development of a family of mutual funds. In the mid 1990’s he helped found, privately fund and operate as, President and Editor-in-Chief, a publishing company that went public on the NASDAQ. Before moving to Medellin in 2007, Rich was a top mortgage banker for a firm providing FHA loans in southwest Florida. He holds an undergraduate BBA degree in Chemical Engineering Management from the University of Texas and an MBA from the Ohio State University.
Rich also currently serves on the board of directors for The Green Coffee Company, a Medellin-based company specializing in investment opportunities in the Colombian coffee market (“GCC”).
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