“Rich is a stellar professional who consistently provides meticulous service, offering honed marketing and recruitment/outplacement capabilities that are attuned to the needs of his clients and the pulse of the marketplace. His insightful perspectives create new possibilities for organizations ready to take action. He earns the respect of a broad spectrum of project participants for his business savvy and contributions to reaching stated and unstated goals.”
Sylvia Wheeler, Former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Haley & Aldrich
“Our firm retained Friedman & Partners to assist with development of a strategic marketing program. Rich was very thorough and professional, with a direct, no-nonsense approach that was effective for our senior leadership. From Rich’s work, we developed and have launched a program that has successfully increased our ability to grow our firm.”
Charles Head, CEO, Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc.
“Richard was tremendously valuable to our company in helping us to envision our business development goals, and implement our strategies. His guidance is insightful and he is a terrific motivator.”
Michael Radner, ASLA, Principal, Radner Design Associates, Inc.
“Rich is a great, down-to-earth communicator who we engage for strategic marketing issues and select key hires. He is attentive and a consummate professional. He has a personable way of gathering information and holding us to task to be accountable to ourselves to achieve our goals. He is a true partner in our success.”
Dan Rowe, President at TreanorHL Architects
“Rich has done an excellent job helping us develop plans for growing our firm. He’s been very insightful in helping us identify and deal with organizational issues that have been impeding our ability to grow.”
Managing Principal, 40-person landscape architecture/land planning/civil engineering firm, Mid-Atlantic
“Our relationship with Friedman & Partners has grown from one of consultant to valued ally. I rely on Rich’s advice and counsel to advance our firm’s growth and business development practices. Rich’s capacity to ‘get’ our company and its leadership and to advise us based on our business model and not ‘cookie-cutter’ solutions, is frankly, outstanding!”
President, 20-person architecture firm, Southeast
“Rich has a natural ability to insert himself into a firm’s culture to effectively connect with employees. He skillfully orchestrates active, thought-provoking and results-oriented discussions — keeping them fluid and on target — that help identify a firm’s current marketplace position and develop measurable action items to achieve new goals and desired outcomes. I’d highly recommend Friedman & Partners as a collaborative partner to strengthen, diversify, and better understand your business.”
Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, 35-person GC firm, Northeast
“Rich’s direct and laser-focused approach enabled our firm to achieve tasks that we were unable to accomplish on our own. Like a personal fitness trainer, Rich led our firm through setting goals, creating checkpoints and accountability, and following through. Rich is an excellent listener and provided practical and achievable solutions and advice that were tailored to our firm’s resources and strengths, while at the same time, acknowledging and addressing organizational weaknesses.”
CFO, 150-person engineering and environmental services firm, Southeast