Rick Schissler

Rick Schissler

Advisory Board/Board of Directors | Business Sale | General Business Facilitator | Management | Marketing/Sales | Personnel/Human Resources | Technology

Experienced entrepreneurial/business owner President-COO-level executive with over 40 years of quantifiable achievement with start-up as well as established businesses. Business background in the purchase, development and final disposition of multiple businesses, as well as the turn around and leading of strategic business units. Education experience includes a B.B.A. (with honors) from the University of Texas at Austin with specialization in real estate/finance and a J. D. in law from the Bates College of Law at the University of Houston.

Hands on cross-industry experience creating and increasing productivity, efficiency, and profitability of the business unit. Able to offer a consistently energized, can-do management style utilizing management skills, organizational abilities, vision, and tenacity. This style is blended with motivation, leadership, creative and analytical abilities to develop and implement innovative ideas that produce bottom-line results.

AREAS OF MENTORING

  • Company Formation / Start-up Consulting
  • Business / Enterprise Turnarounds
  • Strategic / Creative Marketing / Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Margin Improvement
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Family Owned Businesses

SUMMARY OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

President 1997 to 2017
Westview Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX

A technology service company providing business technology to small-medium size professional businesses in the Houston area. 

President 1985 to 2005
Price Management Group, Inc., Houston, TX 
                                    
A full service administrative management company offering outsourcing for insurance, accounting and purchasing management. Developed and maintained long-term service contracts with a variety of businesses.

Vice-President 1981 to 1990
Westview Instruments, Inc.                                       
                                    
Founder and principal of electronics firm that specialized in development and marketing of proprietary chip based products. Product areas include automation products for conveyor controls, POS and time and attendance. Directed sales/marketing efforts including market planning, distribution network setup and ongoing sales fulfillment.

Positions-varied 1974 to 1985
Pilgrim Enterprises, Inc.

Pilgrim Realty (1974) - initially employed as a shopping center leasing agent then moved into property and construction management.

Pilgrim Realty Management (1977) – promoted to General Manger of
Pilgrim Self-Service Storage with 37 locations in 7 cities.

Pilgrim Enterprises, Inc. (1979) – promoted to Vice-President in charge of real estate operations, which included shopping centers, office warehouses and self-service storage facilities.

Pilgrim Laundry Co. (1982) – made Vice-President of Sales/Marketing.
Responsibilities included sales/marketing programs for over 200 stores located in the greater Houston area.

ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Active in community affairs – served as Vice-President of community
association; Trustee of private foundation; Board of Trustees Houston Museum of Natural Science and Chairman of Technology Committee; Director of Houston YMCA and past Chairman of Facilities Committee, annual Partners of Youth Campaign and Capital Campaign; Deacon at Windwood Presbyterian Church

Active in business groups – Past Director of State and National Trade Associations; Past President of college business fraternity Houston alumni group; member in good standing of Texas Bar Associations; member of Business Development Committee and Emerging Business Council of Greater Houston Partnership


Specialties

  • Advisory Board/Board of Directors
  • Business Sale
  • General Business Facilitator
  • Management 
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Personnel/Human Resources
  • Technology

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