Chris Saxman – CE Interactive, Inc., New York, NY
I worked with Rich for two years when he served as the VP of Administration and Controller of CE Interactive (“CEI”), a start-up software-as-a-service company. I recommend him very highly. He combines professionalism and a very strong work ethic with a deep knowledge of the accounting and human resources systems needed to run a business successfully. Rich is one of the most honest professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working. His integrity is second to none.
At CEI, Rich set up an efficient and well-documented accounting system that enabled us to manage our finances accurately. His system provided simple, low-cost infrastructure that fulfilled our need for thorough financial control. Rich also established complete HR resources for CEI, including payroll, healthcare, 401(k) and flex spending plans, and designed and implemented CEI’s risk management policies, evaluating, obtaining and managing appropriate insurance coverage for CEI. As CEI began to generate revenue, Rich set up and oversaw our payment and invoicing systems and worked closely with our customers to ensure that our interests were represented properly. Finally, he built and maintained strong relationships with accounting and human resource service providers that proved invaluable to the execution of our business. In short, he designed CEI’s financial, risk and administrative systems to allow for scalability from pre-revenue start-up to multi-million dollar company.
I am happy to give Rich my highest recommendation, both personally and professionally.