The Team

Experienced Team of Executives, Entrepreneurs and Investors

JJ Richa

Managing Director 

Operations, Restructuring and Business Growth 

JJ Richa is a serial entrepreneur, business consultant and angel investor.   JJ successfully launched and grew several technology companies.  JJ served in senior executive roles in the restructuring and turnaround of several SMBs in the retail and service industries where he successfully slashed expenses, restructured operations and finance, and grew revenue.  JJ has been helping startups to craft their pitch and reach the right investors in order to raise capital.  JJ further helps small to medium sized businesses with many aspects of their business needs.

  • Fractional/Interim CEO/COO 95% 95%
  • Business Consulting 95% 95%
  • Operations 95% 95%
  • Business Planning 95% 95%
  • Investor Presentation and Executive Summary 95% 95%

Rich Cocuzzo

Sales and Business Development

 Rich Cocuzzo works with business owners and executives to unlock the potential of their sales team by focusing on People, Process and Performance. Powered by Sales Xceleration, their goal is to drive sustainable, long term, revenue growth for their clients.

Rich spent 30 years with FedEx, holding roles of increasing responsibility and seniority culminating in Vice President of Sales for 17 years. His leadership helped drive record revenue and profit growth for FedEx.

  • Fractional CSO 95% 95%
  • Strategic Planning 85% 85%
  • Compensation Plans 90% 90%
  • Sales Training 95% 95%
  • Customer Relationship Management 90% 90%

Angelo Ponzi

Marketing, Branding and Digital Media

With 25+ years of experience, I am a marketing and branding strategist that works with small to middle market companies as their fractional Chief Marketing Officer in defining market opportunities, developing competitive profiles, audience personas, brand realignment and strategies, to strategic, integrated marketing plans that help businesses compete in an ever-changing marketplace. Through my company The Ponzi Group, I focus on three strategic pillars for success: Insights, Brand and Plan to develop effective and efficient programs for building enduring brands and sustainable business growth.

  • Fractional CMO 95% 95%
  • Strategic Planning 95% 95%
  • Marketing 95% 95%
  • Branding 90% 90%
  • Media Buying 80% 80%

Joe Kibbe

Accounting and Finance

Joe Kibbe is an experienced corporate finance executive with more than 25 years of hands-on fiscal management.  He has helped lead several industry leaders such as Verizon Wireless, Westinghouse Digital Electronics, Hitachi and Foundation 9 Entertainment.  Mr. Kibbe is a skilled negotiator who focuses on strategically increasing revenues while at the same time reducing costs and systematically improving the bottom line for all of his clients.  He is currently serving as the CFO Consultant for the Digital Media Center, an International Controller for a mid-sized dietary supplement producer, several small companies in the retail and high tech space as well as an adjunct professor for a community college.  Joe received his Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from California State University – Chico and his MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and holds a certification as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

  • Accounting 85% 85%
  • Financial Analysis 90% 90%
  • Quick Books 95% 95%
  • Projections and Financial Models 90% 90%
  • Operations 70% 70%

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