Rich has 30 years experience in assisting clients in purchasing, selling and financing businesses and commercial real estate. He is a certified general appraiser, licensed broker, and has earned the Certified Senior Business Analyst designation from the Society of Business Analysts and also the Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser from the National Equipment & Business Broker Institute. Rich is a member of national professional organizations in business brokerage, appraisal and realty. His business background includes 15 years as an Executive Officer with regional banking organizations plus serving as State President of Risk Management Association. Rich has owned and served as president of Ellefson Appraisal, Inc & The Ellefson Group since 1992. Rich has a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.B.A. in Finance.