CEO & Leadership Coaching Naples, FL – Richard Schwartz (Rick)

Guiding business leaders to greater success

Richard Schwartz (Rick)

CEO & Executive Coaching in Naples / SW Florida

BACKGROUND

Took a startup with gross margins less than 10% to over 60% in 3 years. Co-led Series B capital raise of $12m. (Article One Partners, LLC) Turned around the poorest performing region in the company and drove new records in revenue and profits over a three year period. (Bridgeline Digital, Inc.) Saved $100M for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical’s research and development organizations by creating an innovative business process that attacks the problems of attrition through comprehensive risk management assessment strategies. (Clock Tower Associates, LLC) Grew the revenue base in the Eastern Region and Canada from $7M to $15.5M, and increased gross margins from 10% to 45% over a two-year period. (Seer Technologies, Inc.) Started the Philadelphia region and grew the consulting business to a $7M revenue base the first year. (BSG Alliance/IT) Led the $8M information systems and technology consulting practice to $15M returning 20% pretax profits, restructuring 18 separate business to one, and directing operations through 5 major cities. (Laventhol and Horwath).

Helping Leaders Reach Their Full Potential

Janet Fogarty

Vistage Florida Chair since 1993

The rewarding part about being a chair is working with the members and watching the growth over time that they can’t even see.

“The rewarding part about being a chair is working with the members and watching the growth over time that they can’t even see.”

Janet Fogarty

Vistage Florida Chair since 1993

Linda Gabbard

Linda Gabbard

Vistage Florida Chair since 2005

I’m a huge believer in the power of a group. Vistage combines this with the opportunity to work with high-performing CEOs and entrepreneurs. Together we create growth and value for each member, their employees, their families and their entire community.

George Glover

George Glover

Vistage Florida Chair since 2016

As a CEO, I was blessed to have worked in five countries on three continents, and I thought that just the impact on people I’ve worked with and led was life-changing. But to be able impact those who I don’t directly work with—and their organizations—has been life-changing.

Allen Hauge

Allen Hauge

Vistage Florida Chair since 1994

The life of a Chair for me has been extraordinarily rich. If you have any orientation toward learning, it’s the best learning experience you will have as an adult, hands down.

Chair Stories

“Chairing demands I give others the full range of my experience”

Chair Guillermo Hysaw fought racism on the football field and persevered through Jim Crow. He became a pioneering auto exec and, ultimately, a leader of leaders.

Arturo Lopez

Arturo Lopez

Vistage Florida Chair since 2014

My approach to Chairing is firm, compassionate and resolute. I come from a military background and have worked hard to be an agile Chair. I help my members bring a warrior mindset to challenges so they’re prepared to face anything.

Liza LeClaire

Liza LeClaire

Vistage Florida Chair since 2017

It’s not just helping them be more successful, it’s not just helping them make more money, it’s helping them be a better person.

Dwight Frindt

Dwight Frindt

Vistage Florida Chair since 1994

What unleashes individual’s motivation? What gets team members focused, collaborating and acting effectively for a shared purpose? What keeps organizations productive and agile? These are the questions that drive my passion as a business leader and trusted advisor.

Mark Murphy

Vistage Florida Chair since 2012

I work with CEOs individually and in a peer advisory board format to help them lead more strategically, effectively and substantially on both personal and professional levels. I am passionate about calling forth a leader’s clarity and courage to act boldly in advancing their business.

“I work with CEOs individually and in a peer advisory board format to help them lead more strategically, effectively and substantially on both personal and professional levels. I am passionate about calling forth a leader’s clarity and courage to act boldly in advancing their business.”

Mark Murphy

Vistage Florida Chair since 2012

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