Robert Ritch

Robert Ritch is a Entrepreneur/Investor/Author

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Robert Ritch

Robert Ritch has founded, built and sold four multi-million dollar businesses as well as investing and advising many others.

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Services

Robert Ritch provides the following services:

Business Capital in the form of business loans, private equity and venture capital, Going Public through Initial Public Offering, Mini IPO or Reverse Merger

Consulting: Business Growth including turnarounds and distressed businesses


Mergers and Acquisitions: Sell your business or take it public through Initial Public Offering, Mini IPO or Reverse Merger


Robert Ritch's Blog

What is the history of Venture Capital

Investments historically took form inside of large corporations or looked to wealthy families. The stock market crash of 1929, the ensuing Great Depression, and World War II resulted in an environment that was decidedly not entrepreneur-friendly; however, and, though it is a sweeping generalization, start-ups were few and far between during these periodsAfter the end of World War II, with former soldiers graduating college under the GI Bill, a newly educated generation of potential entrepreneurs began to emerge just as the U.S. economy was beginning a prolonged post-war boom. read more

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Melanie Roady

owner/producer Mel O'Drama Theater

Robert has knowledge, experience and vision that he shares for educating businesses. He has such a vast intricate knowledge of business in general. He shares what steps need to be made and in what order for them to be taken, to become successful. But while doing all this he is humble, uplifting, a no nonsense kind of guy. He has a way of letting you know you’re not the first one to make a mistake, you will not be the last, but this is what needs to be done in order to fix it. I am so thankful that he is sharing his knowledge with me.

Nadine Polin

Project and Facilities Manager at Medical Facilities of America

I have worked with Robert on a number of occasions in the past 3 years, both negotiating with companies in which he had an interest and having him work with me and my colleagues to raise funds for other companies.

Robert is commercially, financially and technically savvy and very quick to spot opportunities and identify and solve problems.

Personally he is straight forward; he does what he says he is going to and provides straight answers. I would have no hesitation in working with him again.

Melody Delehoy

Human Resources

Robert is a truly exceptional individual. Working for Robert opened up a series of business opportunities that I had not imagined and would not have had were it not for the leadership, mentoring, and financial capital that Robert provided. He was always first to lead by example in indentifying and nurturing strong business partnerships. In addition, Robert is a staunch champion for finding small businesses capital funding. Combining both the personality of a champion with the technical expertise of a seasoned professional distinguishes Robert as on of the best leaders for which I have had the priviledge of working with.

Tonie Hotz

Internal Wholesaler at Monsoon Financial Services

Robert was a hired consultant on a significant global finance and operational transformation initiative. He is a strategic thinker with the unique ability to not just create a strategic vision, but to mobilize and operationalize it as well. He has a deep expertise in the Capital Funding space including finance and operational processes. He was a pleasure to deal with as a consultant - demanding but fair, incredibly hard working and always informative.

John Knoewles

CMS Customer Solutions, Manager

Robert has been an absolute blessing to deal with! By far, he's one of the most helpful business people we've ever dealt with. Not only did he help us get a higher return on our money, but he also demonstrated a lot of skill in completing deals. He definitely is well informed and truly wants us to succeed. Without question, he's who we trust. Thanks again!

Josie Metier

Human Resources Generalist

Robert is perhaps one of the most intelligent and ambitious men in finance that I know. He is seasoned and very well versed at a multiplicity of the many facets of finance. From banking, SBA lending, Asset Based, Factoring, Capital Raises to Debt Restructuring - Robert has a depth of understanding that I call upon frequently. He is meticulous at follow through, follow-up, and is a tenacious advocate for his clients. Lastly, Robert is also a very creative spirit at marketing and advertising and promotion.

Donna Hegland

National Key Account Manager | Sales Marketing | Medical Devices at Respite Devices and Solutions

I've had the good fortune to work with a number of exceptionally talented finance professionals in my career and Robert is among the top few. He has all of the typical skills that you would expect from a finance expert in terms of business capital funding and private equities. More impressive, however, is Robert's ability to apply those financial tools to operational challenges and align the two to achieve company goals. He also brings a practical and even approach to business challenges even during the most difficult of times. I cannot recommend him more highly.

✈ Jason Pratt, MBA

Regional Manager | Operations Director | Customer Service | Service Delivery | Vendor Management | Operations Leader

Rob was very knowledgeable and closed the investment quickly

Ken McCranie

Check90-

We worked with Robert when he was a Business Broker, he would set up his clients with our No-Credit-Needed payments plans as a way to drive more traffic to his client's doors. This made them more atractive to potiential buyers, he did such as good job with a few that after he had "worked his Magic" the Owners pulled their business off the market as they NOW were much more profitable.

He was like the Gordon Ramsey of the "Kitchen Nightmare" TV show, he saw what a business was doing wrong (99% ineffective marketing)
and found a solution to get the right Marketing Message out to a businesses target market. He took longer than 30 minute TV show but the results were the same.

Kurt A. Nederveld

CEO at DebtStar Capital and the Rainstar Companies- "Providing Capital, Marketing Advisory and Investing in CRE/ Debt"

Robert is a Financial and Funding Genius! His innovate approach and years of getting businesses/ real estate projects funded is really impressive. He is always on the lookout for the next and best investment and I have been impressed with his work ethic, business experience and focus on helping his clients grow their businesses. I would highly recommend hiring Rob's firm to help you secure funding or grow your business!

Ron Castellucci

Chiropractor at Castellucci Chiropractic center

I have known Rob for a while now and have found him very knowledgeable in the field or finance. Most importantly though, Rob is a trustworthy man of high integrity. These are the qualities that I would find most desirable when engaged in a business finance relationship.

LeRoy Young

Founder, LeBonds

Rob was keenly aware of the challenge I faced launching a business and delivered when no one else could. The capital from Rob allowed me to start my business. I highly recommend him.

Melanie Roady

was Robert's client

Robert has knowledge, experience and vision that he shares for educating businesses. He has such a vast intricate knowledge of business in general. He shares what steps need to be made and in what order for them to be taken, to become successful. But while doing all this he is humble, uplifting, a no nonsense kind of guy. He has a way of letting you know you’re not the first one to make a mistake, you will not be the last, but this is what needs to be done in order to fix it. I am so thankful that he is sharing his knowledge with me.

Nadine Polin

was Robert's client

I have worked with Robert on a number of occasions in the past 3 years, both negotiating with companies in which he had an interest and having him work with me and my colleagues to raise funds for other companies. Robert is commercially, financially and technically savvy and very quick to spot opportunities and identify and solve problems. Personally he is straight forward; he does what he says he is going to and provides straight answers. I would have no hesitation in working with him again.

Melody Delehoy

was Robert's client

Robert is a truly exceptional individual. Working for Robert opened up a series of business opportunities that I had not imagined and would not have had were it not for the leadership, mentoring, and financial capital that Robert provided. He was always first to lead by example in indentifying and nurturing strong business partnerships. In addition, Robert is a staunch champion for finding small businesses capital funding. Combining both the personality of a champion with the technical expertise of a seasoned professional distinguishes Robert as on of the best leaders for which I have had the priviledge of working with.

Tonie Hotz

was Robert's client

Robert was a hired consultant on a significant global finance and operational transformation initiative. He is a strategic thinker with the unique ability to not just create a strategic vision, but to mobilize and operationalize it as well. He has a deep expertise in the Capital Funding space including finance and operational processes. He was a pleasure to deal with as a consultant - demanding but fair, incredibly hard working and always informative.

John Knoewles

was Robert's client

Robert has been an absolute blessing to deal with! By far, he's one of the most helpful business people we've ever dealt with. Not only did he help us get a higher return on our money, but he also demonstrated a lot of skill in completing deals. He definitely is well informed and truly wants us to succeed. Without question, he's who we trust. Thanks again!

Josie Metier

was Robert's client

Robert is perhaps one of the most intelligent and ambitious men in finance that I know. He is seasoned and very well versed at a multiplicity of the many facets of finance. From banking, SBA lending, Asset Based, Factoring, Capital Raises to Debt Restructuring - Robert has a depth of understanding that I call upon frequently. He is meticulous at follow through, follow-up, and is a tenacious advocate for his clients. Lastly, Robert is also a very creative spirit at marketing and advertising and promotion.

Donna Hegland

was Robert's client

I've had the good fortune to work with a number of exceptionally talented finance professionals in my career and Robert is among the top few. He has all of the typical skills that you would expect from a finance expert in terms of business capital funding and private equities. More impressive, however, is Robert's ability to apply those financial tools to operational challenges and align the two to achieve company goals. He also brings a practical and even approach to business challenges even during the most difficult of times. I cannot recommend him more highly.

# Jason Pratt, MBA

was with another company when working with Robert at Robert Ritch & Associates, LLC

Rob was very knowledgeable and closed the investment quickly

Ken McCranie

was Robert's client

We worked with Robert when he was a Business Broker, he would set up his clients with our No-Credit- Needed payments plans as a way to drive more traffic to his client's doors. This made them more atractive to potiential buyers, he did such as good job with a few that after he had "worked his Magic" the Owners pulled their business off the market as they NOW were much more profitable. He was like the Gordon Ramsey of the "Kitchen Nightmare" TV show, he saw what a business was doing wrong (99% ineffective marketing) and found a solution to get the right Marketing Message out to a businesses target market. He took longer than 30 minute TV show but the results were the same.

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Robert is a Financial and Funding Genius! His innovate approach and years of getting businesses/ real estate projects funded is really impressive. He is always on the lookout for the next and best investment and

Kurt A. Nederveld

was a consultant or contractor to Robert at Robert Ritch & Associates

Robert is a Financial and Funding Genius! His innovate approach and years of getting businesses/ real estate projects funded is really impressive. He is always on the lookout for the next and best investment and I have been impressed with his work ethic, business experience and focus on helping his clients grow their businesses. I would highly recommend hiring Rob's firm to help you secure funding or grow your business!

Ron Castellucci

was a consultant or contractor to Robert at Robert Ritch & Associates

I have known Rob for a while now and have found him very knowledgeable in the field or finance. Most importantly though, Rob is a trustworthy man of high integrity. These are the qualities that I would find most desirable when engaged in a business finance relationship.

LeRoy Young

was Robert's client

Rob was keenly aware of the challenge I faced launching a business and delivered when no one else could. The capital from Rob allowed me to start my business. I highly recommend him.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

1994 - Current

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Secured Equity Group

2012 - 2014

CFO

Trinity Warranty Solutions

1994 - 2013

VP Business Development

Paladin Global Investments

1995 - 2000

Founder and CEO

Carolina Delivery Service

1995 - 1998

CEO and Investor

Beautiful Ladies Lingerie

1987 - 1994

Security Specialist

US Navy

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Secured Equity Group

Venture Capital Firm providing capital for acquisition and expansion.

CFO

Trinity Warranty Solutions

Stabilized company and worked through the sale to Kingsway Financial Services (NYS:KFS)

VP Business Development

Paladin Global Investments

Private Equity Firm. This company was sold to Secured Equity Group in 2013.

Founder and CEO

Carolina Delivery Service

Took the company from a small courier company to an international logistics provider reaching $30 million is sales. Sold the company.

CEO and Investor

Beautiful Ladies Lingerie

Took company from startup to $2 million is sales and sold the company.

Security Specialist

US Navy

Certified in Physical Security, ADP Security, Background Investigations and several other areas.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

Regent University

Law

1990 - 1993

Regent University

Business Administration and Management, General

1983 - 1987

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

1550 West McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin TN 37067

615-266-3405

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