Rick has broad experience in negotiating and closing deals working with small, medium, and large businesses, both domestically and on an international basis. Through his experience of many successful transactions, Rick is uniquely qualified to advise and assist clients who want to purchase or sell a business or franchise. He clearly understands the challenges of the team building necessary to complete the process of buying or selling a business and is a strategic thinker with strong analytical and decision-making abilities. Rick is a highly networked and well-regarded business professional whose thorough approach to structuring transactions produces the desired result for his clients. His commitment to exceed client expectations is his passion and he truly values confidentiality, honesty, responsiveness, professionalism and the unique needs of each and every client.
Following a highly distinguished and decorated military career as a United States Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Rick set his entrepreneurial spirit to work and purchased a franchised business where he gained significant experience spanning across a wide variety of industries and situations. Through his experience, he has a thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful in buying and selling businesses. Since joining the Murphy organization, his primary goal for each transaction is for the buyer and seller to walk away from the closing table with the complete satisfaction of having achieved their respective goals and objectives.
He understands the excitement and stress of business ownership. He has seen businesses from both sides of the desk and can be a real asset to the business owner making plans for the future whether that includes selling their business or expanding it.
Owning his own business was exciting and taught him things a future or current, business owner must know such as research, planning, funding, assets, cash flow, and exit planning to name a few. He looks forward to using this knowledge to help entrepreneurs purchase a business, or sell the business they’ve worked hard to build. His goal is to help individuals, families, and companies seamlessly reach their dreams!
Rick earned a Master’s Degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Aviation Management and Aerospace Safety. He is a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic. Additionally, he is licensed as a Real Estate Broker in the state of Oklahoma and Washington and is certified as a Business Transfer Specialist (BTS). He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Military Officers Association of America.
Rick resides in Tulsa, OK with his wife Laura. They have a son and daughter who have successfully started their own professional careers. He loves the outdoors and when not working you can find him hunting, fishing, scuba diving, or shooting his bow.