Richard S.

Location:

State College, PA

Member since:

February 17, 2014

What is your current business or business idea?

I have been a partner in Affinity Connection since Greg Woodman and I purchased the company in 2000. My wife, Marti and I are also owners of RicoMar Ranch, LLC in Crowheart, WY

What is your background as an entrepreneur?

I have had a number of different roles in startups, small businesses acquisitions and sales, working with venture capital and in raising funds from angel investors. Companies in which I have been involved include BioPore, Salimetrics, Affinity Connection, eTravco, Newport Beach Travel, Agrotech and a few others. Some have been successful, others have not, but I have accumulated a wealth of experiences over the years, primarily on the financial management side of each business.

What do you think you will be able to provide to the group?

I am currently semi retired and spend part of my time in State College, while I am also involved in our project in Northwest Wyoming. With my various business experiences, I hope to share my experiences with local entrepreneurs.

What are you hoping to get from the group?

satisfaction in supporting local entrepreneurs

Introduction

I got the entrepreneur "bug" after receiving my MBA from Penn State, becoming involved in a number of companies, most notably, as a founding partner in Salimetrics. After leaving Salimetrics last year, I have been enjoying semi-retirement.


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