An experienced business executive with over 30 years of working with growth companies in the middle market as a private equity investor, owner, member of the management team and adviser. Expertise in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic planning, accounting, financial analysis, financial reporting, investor relations, due diligence, business development and team building.
Pertinent Professional History
EEnginuity Group, LLC
2016 - Present
Partner. Dick is one of three managing principals for this M & A advisory and intermediary firm. He brings strong finance and accounting experience and a wealth of knowledge in the private equity and well as energy industries.
R. M. Goff & Company
1992 - Present
Managing Principal and Founder: Dick is the Managing Principal for this private investment firm that seeks opportunities to acquire and build companies in partnership with management teams. His focus is on multi-unit service businesses in energy, media & communications, health care services, franchise and chain restaurants where he and his firm have extensive experience.
The Peakstone Group
2013 - Present
Managing Director: Peakstone is a boutique investment banking group comprised of senior bankers and former CEOs, each with over 15 years of experience, that provides world class service to its middle market clients in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. Dick is responsible for all phases of his client engagements from origination, design, execution and closing.
Third Planet Windpower
2006 - 2009
CFO and Member of the Board of Managers: TPW is a wind energy development company that develops wind farms primarily in western states with operating projects in Nebraska and Texas generating over 150 MW of power and projects under development of approximately 5000 MW in 2009. Dick was responsible for all aspects of the business except development. His team included the vice presidents for origination, land, operations, finance, accounting / controller and legal affairs & regulatory affairs.
Alpha Capital Partners
2001 - 2006
Managing Director & Partner: Alpha is a private equity investment firm focused on acquisitions, recaps and growth equity investment opportunities in the lower middle market. Responsibilities included all aspects of the private equity process beginning with raising capital for the fund, origination of investment opportunities, negotiating transaction, due diligence, arrangement of financing and or investment syndication, documentation, closing, member of the board of directors of portfolio companies working with management teams to build the business, recruiting, add on acquisitions and ultimately the sale of the business to realize value.
Merchants Capital Partners
1994 - 1999
Managing Director & Partner: MCP was a private equity investment firm and provided corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions advisory services in the early years. Responsibilities included all aspects of the private equity investment process mentioned above and I led the initiative to obtain a Small Business Investment Company license from the SBA.
MBW Venture Partners
Partner & CFO : MBW (and its affiliated investment funds MIF, Doan Associates and Doan Resources (SBIC) was a venture capital firm with investments at all stages from startups to acquisitions of mature companies. The focus: Life Sciences / Healthcare and Media & Communications. Responsibilities as the CFO and chief administrative officer included fund raising, investor relations, financial reporting, accounting, tax, regulatory matters, due diligence, documentation, financing and investment syndication for transactions as well as portfolio monitoring.
Coopers & Lybrand (PwC)
1978 - 1982
Senior Accountant, CPA: Responsibilities on client engagements included planning and executing on audit assignments with clients in manufacturing, retail, timber, real estate, trucking and Utility industries.
BA, Alma College, Magna Cum Laude, 1978
Registered CPA in the State of Michigan, licensed to practice
FINRA securities licenses 7, 63, 79
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