Meet our Executive Director: Sherri Richards is a business consultant, university professor, speaker, and author with a rare combination of finance, marketing, distribution operations, and franchising experience both nationally and internationally. Her true gift is her love of creating and telling the whole story. The fun is taking an idea, developing the business plan with its pieces and parts, thenbringing it to life in a holistic, profitable and sustainable way. Sherri works with both for profit and non profit companies as she loves to bring the business skills of the for profit business to the non profit world, where many non profits are brilliant at the work they do, but need support with building the foundation and running the business of the organization. Her calling is to help people be their best selves through the work they do, and in the case of the students, the work they aspire to do.
Sherri worked for Daimler Trucks of North America for many years, in both management and start up capacities. This world class experience plus her MBA, and teaching students to be entrepreneurs has given her a well rounded skill set, where she has worked with thousands of small companies to help them move to the next level.