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We all only have two things to invest: time and money; I will provide your business with not just my capital but also my time and experience. I have founded, built and exited four successful multi-million dollar businesses. I have also invested over one billion dollars in other businesses during my career.
I will consider investments in the following stages:
Startup / Idea (pre-revenue)
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I look forward to working with Peter Dikeos in his new fund. Peter is a great visionary and business mind. We bring very different skills sets but it is my…
Born in 1965 in a humble background, Robert Ritch has become a successful entrepreneur and an inspiration to many. Life has not always been rosy for the businessman and mentor to aspiring and budding entrepreneurs. For starters, Robert was born with a club foot, but that did not stop him from playing basketball and football in high school and college. Rob’s mantra he got from his mother is “You can do anything and if at first don’t succeed, try again and again until you do.” The successful entrepreneur attributes his life and business success to his mother.
Robert received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management; he also studied Law while working for the Navy.
His work experience
Robert has successfully founded, built, and exited four multimillion dollar companies. His first company was a courier company that dealt with bank deliveries, office supplies, ammunitions and explosives for the US government. Robert later sold his business to a public company.
Robert’s first business as a teenager was laying out construction materials and cleaning up around construction sites when he was 12. At the age of 16, he was boss owner financed a pick up to him so he could deliver materials to jobs and perform warranty work. He did this during his high school and college years.
Robert’s first job after college was a security specialist in the US Navy; he retired from the service following an injury while in the line of duty in 1994.
He is currently:
- The CEO of Secured Equity Group and Board Chairman.
- Ritch and Associates’ managing partner.
- Chairman of the board of First Capital Services
- Chairman of the Board of US City Pulse.
- CEO of Paladin Risk Control
- Chairman of the Board of Simple Marketing Inc
Volunteerism and other causes
Besides being a prosperous businessman, Rob is involved in a few nonprofit and volunteer services through the Robert Ritch Foundation. Besides fundraising for worthy causes, Robert is passionate about arts and culture, politics, economic empowerment, animal welfare, and veterans.
Robert’s mission is to provide jobs and guide companies and entrepreneurs to financial success and thus in his own words “feed and provide security for as many children and grandchildren as possible!”