Six Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 

and Over Fifty Inc. 500 Winners

Rich’s guidance has been invaluable to CEOs of rapid-growth companies. Rich’s client-base includes dozens of current and past Birthing of Giants (BOG) / Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) graduates, as well as six Inc. 500 and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners.

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Rich’s coaching services are as unique as a person’s fingerprint. Because every business and business owner have a distinct set of needs, expectations, challenges, and focuses, Rich provides a wide array of coaching services, from on-site analysis to weekly phone or email check-ins. Like all good coaches, Rich takes his clients’ individual challenges and opportunities personally, and is invested in their personal and professional growth as well as the growth of their businesses.

His mission is to lead entrepreneurs to think more boldly, confidently, and courageously. He and his clients work in collaboration to reach clarity and wisdom, which leads to better business decisions. Together they execute paths that are sometimes life-changing, and always more fulfilling. Rich is an entrepreneur dedicated to working with: entrepreneurs; the doers and the risk-takers; creative leaders and lifetime learners who are committed to growth and willing to change.

A number of years ago, I contacted Rich Russakoff to assist me in a challenging business partnership buyout.  His advice was insightful and creative.  This, along with his diligent efforts, helped us successfully reach our goals.  In the end, Rich gave us exactly what we needed.  No matter how busy he was with his work, I can always count on him to get excited about my businesses and infuse in me that same energy.  He is truly passionate about what he does and I am very grateful for his spirit and dedication.  He has gone well and above the ‘call of duty’.  I feel that I’ve gained, along with a reliable advisor and wonderful confidant, a genuine friend.

Neille Olsen

KNF Designs

“I would not be standing here today without Rich’s guidance and support. He is my coach and mentor and has been an endless source of knowledge, wisdom, motivation and business expertise.”
~ Brett Hatton, Founder of Four Hands upon receiving the
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Brett Hatton

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Rich had a huge positive impact on every business person I have directed his way.  His real world, hands on approach to the issues that confront every business makes a real difference.

Gary Hoover

founder of Hoover's, Inc.

I would not be standing here today without Rich’s guidance and support. He is my coach and mentor and has been an endless source of knowledge, wisdom, motivation and business expertise.

Brett Hatton

CEO of Four Hands upon receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Vision, clarity of objective, structure in the chaotic daily world of business, coupled with a dose of humility, seeing the best opportunity in the toughest situation and good old fashioned business sense – this is what this team consistently bring to the table. The fact that it is all packaged with a good sense of humor make you feel as though you are working not only with experienced business coach but a trusted friend.

Emma Roubtsov

2006 WITHIT (Women in the Home Industry Today) Future Leader Award Winner

Rich is a focused coach and business educator that made a  huge difference working with me and my team at TicketCity.  I highly recommend working with Rich and reading his book Make Banks Compete to Loan You Money.

Randy Cohen

Chief Energizing Officer & Author
TicketCity

When doing diligence on a business,  Rich and helped me to come to a perfect valuation and deal  structure that I confidentially  presented to a room full of VCs and  attorneys.  They are so good with the excruciating details as well as the big picture.

Nicole Donnelly

Author of ‘Ride Like a Penguin’ and founder of Baby Legs and Salty Waffle

Rich may be the best kept secret a for small business organization.  Whether you are looking to get to the next level, streamline your existing business, or even make more money by working less, Rich can provide fresh insight and clear guidance.

Mitesh P. Lakhani

Group CEO, Reliable Group

I have been involved with building and selling two businesses over the past 20 years, I have heard thousands of business people speak –  Rich Russakoff remains one of the most influential in my business career, thanks Rich!

Randy Nelson

President, NSTAR Global Services

Working with Rich made me realize that it doesn’t matter how big you grow your business, you can’t lose focus of the bottom line or you will most likely be destined to fail.

Jorge Partidas

CEO of WAU

Meeting with you this past Monday was life changing! I can’t thank you enough for all the valuable advice. I am confident now in what I am doing, and feeling equipped, energized, and able to take on even the most extraordinary of business challenges. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kelly Winkler

former Vice President, Inc. Magazine

My company engaged Rich to help us through the buy or build example we did in class at EMP.  I highly recommend them since he helped us reach a very good strategic decision by facilitating discussions between me and my two partners and our President that I believe we would not have been capable of accomplishing in the same time frame alone without his help.  Our decision not to entertain buying this company prevented us from making the single biggest mistake in our company’s history.

John Mousheghian

Chief Operations Officer BillingTree

For just a few short months we have been working with Rich at Bottom Line Up Enterprises and I wish we had been working with them for the past decade. He offers great solutions that are not theory based but solutions that can impact your business immediately. Thanks Rich.

Kevin Sypolt

Padma’s Plantation

Rich was instrumental in helping us achieve extremely favorable terms in securing financing for our company. This will translate into savings for our company and inability to add more resources. We found Rich’s advice to be thorough, professional and of tremendous value to us growing as a firm.

 

Catherine H. Thompson

Thompson, Doyle, Hennessey & Everest

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