Bio: Richard Lippert
Mr. Lippert is an exceptional business consultant and executive coach. Unlike many others in the profession, he has a long track record of hands on leadership success across multiple industries and environments that give him the real world experience to help executives navigate their personal and professional challenges. His no nonsense, direct approach to his engagements challenges his clients throughout the engagement and earns their respect.
After leaving active duty as an officer in the U. S. Navy, Mr. Lippert embarked on a career that began in straight commission outside sales and rapidly progressed to leadership positions in sales management, VP sales and marketing, president, CEO and chairman across a variety of industries including high tech, business to business, and business to consumer products and services. His executive management experience includes leading global enterprises, building sustainable businesses in partnership with venture capital organizations, driving the M&A effort in high-growth organizations and facilitating post-merger organization cultural integration, serving as (non-family) CEO of substantial family-owned companies where he successfully orchestrated complex and emotional generational ownership and leadership transitions. Mr. Lippert has also held master franchise developer rights and has owned franchises within his operating companies. He has attributes his notable success in building top-performing organizations through his focus on developing people with ethics and integrity to lead and succeed in today’s complex environment.
Richard has held leadership positions in numerous industry and professional organizations and been a noted feature writer and columnist on business management issues throughout his career. He holds degrees in political science and economics and is a retired US Naval (Reserve) officer. Away from his professional business career, Richard is a former Formula 2000 national champion race car driver, a current precision and stunt driving instructor to the film and television industry, a film and television actor and a regular Improv stage performer. He resides with his wife in Cave Creek, Arizona.