Who is Richard Mowrey?

Richard Mowrey is President of Management Services & Development, Ltd., a firm which provides private ownership transition advisory services to closely-held businesses. Richard has long been the worlds easiest professional advisor for a business owner to work with on complex valuation and business sale issues. For the last three decades, he has shown how to get the job done quickly and quietly to meet the established objectives.  (He is available to share the secrets to success in these processes with your business group.  Learn more about the topical workshops Richard provides at:  www.RichMowrey.com.)

Richard specializes in the valuation, value planning, and sale of “mid-sized” businesses. In addition, he personally supervises strategic acquisition searches for selected client corporations. Richard has been and continues to be an active member on the boards of directors of a number of closely-held businesses. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from his personal ownership of manufacturing businesses over the years, has varied direct management responsibilities in public companies and private enterprises, and has advisory experiences in start-up companies, turn-around situations, and transactional management.

Richard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Prior to starting Management Services & Development, Ltd. in 1979, he served in engineering and financial management positions for several fortune five-hundred corporations, and owned and operated three manufacturing businesses. In addition, he has taught at Wentworth College, Rollins College, and IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), as well as for the IBBA, the largest international organization of business intermediaries. Richard also has historically held certification during his long career as follows: Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) from the Institute of Business Appraisers, and Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association.

It was Richard’s experience from counseling businesses in transition that prompted the development of the MergerMentor.com Site. He felt that business owners could benefit significantly from early access to comprehensive, professional information that could be used to increase the value of their businesses. This “picture” of an educational delivery system to provide business owners with full control of useful information led to the development of the www.MergerMentor.com Member’s Only Website.

This site in designed for business owners to save time, immediately provide access to information, checklists, and tools, as well as to provide expanded educational offerings. This educational site www.MergeMentor.com has a monthly column on value enhancement topics as well as systems and software tools for business owners.