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