Rich speaks internationally to entrepreneurs and their leadership teams on how to get the best out of themselves and their businesses.


Rich is an entrepreneur dedicated to working with entrepreneurs. As Coach to The Best, Rich coaches the doers and the risk-takers.


Rich wrote “The Bible on Bank Financing” and is a regular contributor to CBS MoneyWatch.


Over the past 30 years, Rich has a near 100% success rate in acquiring capital for his clients.

Congratulations Dean Dzurilla!


CEO and founder of The New Office

Dean Dzurilla CEO of The New Office  is the 2014 winner of  The Best of Austin/San Antonio ACG, (Association for Corporate Growth) in the category of businesses doing up to $25M.  After seeing Rich speak at an event sponsored by Far West Capital in Austin, Texas, Dean approached Rich to be his business coach in August of 2013. “One of the best business decisions I’ve made is engaging Rich as my business coach,”  Dean says. With a laser like focus on NetSuite, and a highly disciplined approach to delivery, The New Office has established itself as one of NetSuite’s leading integration and implementation partners. TNO’s flagship product, Muv, provides dynamic integration within the cloud by effortlessly connecting systems.

Rich Russakoff has traveled the world representing Inc. 500, BOG, EO and EO Accelerator programs. Four continents, 12 countries and a few decades later, he now calls Austin, TX home. As “Coach to The Best,”  he is ready to come to your town, or if you want to enjoy night life in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” contact us to schedule a business retreat for you or you and your executive team. From our CVB: LIVE MUSIC IS IN OUR ROOTS Contributed by John Morthland.

First-time visitors might be surprised to find themselves being entertained with live music as they walk through the terminal at Austin’s airport after deplaning. But they shouldn’t be. Live music, and music in many other forms, is everywhere in Austin. Musicians play in everything from grocery stores (Central Market, Whole Foods) to city council meetings. They play outdoors at the Blues on the Green series and at festivals: Austin City Limits and South by Southwest you’ve likely heard of, but there’s also Pachanga Latino Musical FestivalUrban Music FestivalFun, Fun, Fun Fest, Chaos in Tejas, and many more worth checking out. Mostly, you’ll find Austin musicians at clubs, coffeehouses, bars, taquerias, auditoriums and concert halls – and with more than 250 live music venues, it can be intimidating knowing where to start.


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