When I was 14, I began my first business mowing lawns, which helped me raise money to supplement going to college with only a partial football scholarship. After an injury cut my football aspirations short, I started working delivering pizzas, waiting tables, doing lawn maintenance and construction so that I could finish my BSBA in finance at the University of Central Florida. At an early age I learned the value of hard work and that there are a lot of pretty girls in college. It was football that got me to college and pretty girls that kept me there.
After college I began my career in financial services by working for two fortune 100 companies. Five years later I decided to go out on my own and start my own company as an Independent financial advisor. The reason I chose to pursue the independent advisor route was because I wanted to offer my clientele services that we could tailor around their family needs rather than be limited by only what the services of one company can offer.
Beyond the walls of Money Concepts, Inc., my life revolves around these four areas: faith, family, community and fan. We have two children, a daughter Jacqueline and a son Ricky. We were blessed to have a daughter who loves to play volleyball and social media. Our son loves playing football, basketball and video games. Although he will never admit that he can only beat dad in the virtual world. Our community involvement is covered on our community page of our website. Since I was born in Pittsburgh I am a fan of everything black and gold which is why I think I ended up at UCF. Some people might even say that I am a fanatical Steeler and Knight fan. Fortunately for me, my family brings sanity back to my life after tough losses for my teams.
Lisa Gailey is our event planner in addition to being the wife of Rich. She works with Amanda to setup our client appreciation dinners and educational workshops throughout the year. She also is the go between all of our team members to make sure that everything is running smoothly between the business and the home front. She is also the chief activities coordinator for our family where she makes sure we have the Gailey family Taxi service running on schedule to making sure we have the Gailey cheerleading section adequately staffed for the kids various sporting and scouting events.
Caryn Hoffman is our bookkeeper and accounting manager. She helps us make sure that we keep the rent paid and the lights on.
Amanda Solorzano is our administrative assistant and client services coordinator. She manages our office in Lake Mary. I couldn’t do any of this without her. Amanda is a wife and mom with three young children.
Strategic Relationships – We have many strategic relationships with other advisors, CPA’s and attorney’s that we work with to help better serve our clients we work with on a daily basis.