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Rick Andrade, MBA

Managing Director

Pasadena

Bio

Rick has more than 25 years of experience working directly with CEOs and business owners to help them identify and solve their biggest challenges.

Rick has in-depth M&A and financing experience in the Food Industry including Food Processing, Food Distribution and Agriculture. He engages clients both domestically and international in M&A and financing assignments.

After graduating from UCLA, Rick worked as a Fortune 500 consultant at consulting firm, Accenture, and Ernst & Young’s CapGemini. Over more than two decades, Rick has helped dozens of business owners and CEOs formulate key business strategies to improve top line sales and bottom-line growth. As a Managing Director at Janas. Rick advises clients approaching retirement or seeking a life-change how to position and sell their businesses at the best terms for top dollar. Clients call Rick when they need a Trusted Advisor to guide them through the process and stages of Exit Planning and execution.

Rick studies leadership biographies and Decision Theory. He is a published financial writer and speaker to Executives at Trade Organizations and other events around the country. He is a volunteer advisor and mentor for the SBA/SCORE program where he conducts workshops to fledgling business owners.

Education & Certifications

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Licenses

FINRA – Series 7, 63, 79. Licensed in all 50 States.
California Real Estate Broker

Registered Representative of JCC Advisors, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Patents

Promotional Viewer device for marketing consumer products

Publications

Food Industry Executive Magazine, Accounting Today, Business Insider, CEO World Magazine, Chief Executive Magazine, Investors’ Business Daily, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, Small Business CEO Magazine, Vistage CEOs