"Rich and Mary are 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 and Mary can provide fresh insight and clear guidance."
Mitesh P. Lakhani—Group CEO, Reliable Group
"Rich and Mary are really good! They broadened my view on funding and what I could do with my company."
C K Tan—
Bank Financing Testimonials
"Our business grew from $1 million to $ 12 million in four years. We had marquee Fortune 50 clients. We had no debts. We were aware that we might need additional working capital of $1 million for the next year’s growth. I approached my bank and asked for a line of credit. They refused to lend. They said that they could not even lend us $100,000, so forget about asking for $1 million. The bank was plain rude. They did not care that we banked with them from the time we started our business. We hired the services of Richard Russakoff and his team. We explained to them that the money may be needed in three months. They looked at our books and verified the numbers. I still recall what he said immediately after looking at our numbers: 'You will get a line of more than $1 million. Your own bankers will beg of you to borrow from them.' Yeah, right, I thought. However, after three months and several meetings with eight different local banks, we had short-listed two banks whose terms we liked. One of the two was my own banker. I rejected them and signed on the term sheet with the other bank for $1.25 million! It felt great. Our business growth plan was fully funded. More importantly, I said 'no' to my bank. Their approach was such that each of the banks actually agreed that we should have that line of credit. Richard and Mary are no-nonsense, sharp and wise. They have an uncanny knack of understanding the quirks of different businesses, from manufacturing to legal services to software consulting. They are well-traveled and understand global markets, cultures and business trends. Their integrity is beyond reproach. When you hire them, it is like you have another business partner. By the way, we finally sold the business for over $25 million. If we did not have their professional help at that critical stage, we could not have achieved our goals."
Ananth Raman—President International Software Consulting, Inc