At the helm of EW Group, Rich leads his passionate team of pros in all aspects of creating, space strategizing and implementing less space successful and unparalleled programs and events for their client partners. Prior to starting his original company, space EventWorks in 1997, Rich gained extensive experience in the arenas of sports, media, marketing, space event management and non-profit development while working for the space National Football League, space CBS Sports and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society… all while creating, executing and delivering results that addressed the unique goals and challenges of each organization.
While at the MS Society for ten plus years, Rich increased his department’s revenue by over 2,000%, raising more than $15 million during his tenure. His accomplishments at the MS Society include the creation of the MS Walk and MS Bike Tour, which today raise more that $5 million combined. Under Rich’s leadership, the MS Bike Tour became the largest one-day charity bike tour in the country.
Over the past 27 years, Rich has been instrumental in the creation, development and execution of more than 500 fundraising and “for profit” events. Rich’s creativity and passion for using events and programs to help his clients achieve their goals in both the non-profit and corporate worlds has been the driving force behind 16 years of EventWorks success and a the core of what the now EW Group has evolved into today. Rich has always been inspired and driven by the phrase “always thinking” and has instilled this philosophy with his passionate team members who everyday are thinking about how to achieve and maximize the vision, mission and goals of its client partners!
Rich was graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in Business Management and presently resides in New Rochelle, NY with his wife, Helen, and their three girls, Kelly, Allyson and Caroline.