How I can help you

Based on my 40+ years of business experience, I believe I can help you with the planning, strategy and execution of a business plan. I've worked in a wide range of businesses, from global manufacturing to local services, with responsibility for sales, marketing, product development, merchandising, communications and plant operations. This includes many years of sales management in national wholesale and retail distribution channels for consumer and commercial products.

Prior to joining SCORE, my mentoring experience included starting a professional services firm now in its 23rd year, several not-for-profit organizations and two industrial technology start-ups.

I can bring a common-sense and realistic point of view to your situation, based on years of research and strategy development, management responsibility and leadership experience.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services


MBA, University of Illinois Executive Program, emphasis in Finance

BS, Bradley University, Journalism

Management of Managers, SMU, Dallas

Rick Cloyd

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video