Rick is a Series 7, 63, and 79 M&A securities representative and a licensed California Real Estate Broker. He has more than 20 years experience as a business advisor. He earned his BA and MBA degrees from UCLA. He specializes in the step by step sales process and valuation methodologies for business owners looking to sell or raise new capital. Rick focuses on middle market sized companies and networks with both strategic industry execs and private equity firms to listen for what buyers are searching for in this market. He is also a proud SBA/SCORE instructor to small business owners teaching them How to Sell a Business for Top Dollar. He is a published writer and speaker on current M&A market topics and blogs at www.RickAndrade.com.