Richard is a lifelong native of New England and currently splits his time between the NH seacoast area and southern Maine. After receiving his MBA, he worked on financing business concerns and leveraged buyouts before starting his own software business in Rhode Island. After operating the business successfully for fifteen years, he orchestrated a profitable exist strategy. From there he went on to build a software engineering company, raising venture capital to achieve accelerated growth, where he continues to maintain an ownership position, acting in an advisory capacity.
Over the past ten years, Richard has founded several companies which he also sold, in addition to his software business he also sold an aviation business and an e-commerce business. Richard has extensive business and consulting experience in a wide range of industries and prides himself in finding the hidden value in any business. In a similar fashion, he has a keen eye for identifying qualified buyers and will assist buyers in arranging the means necessary for a successful transition.
When not working Richard spends time with his family on various outdoor activities. Summers on the lake and by the beach are among his favorites. Winter affords ample opportunity for both alpine and Nordic skiing. Above all, Richard is a people person and enjoys meeting new people and learning from exciting challenges. His work ethic is admirable, as witnessed by his many successful ventures. His motto has always been, “It’s all about face time – call me, I’ll show up.”
Why is ROI my agency of choice? I have found that ROI’s unique blend of expertise and experience to be measurably greater than found in similar firms. One thing that makes a real difference is that we actively maintain lists and relations with thousands of potential buyers, which means we are able to deliver the best possible outcome. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, breath of knowledge and confidentiality that we bring along with the years of experience intermediating between buyers and sellers. Feel free to contact us for a confidential, no obligation, consultation. I think you’ll agree our track record speaks volumes as to how we achieve success.
– Richard Fortin