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Richard Franzi

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Richard Anthony Franzi
Born
🏡 ResidenceSan Juan Capistrano, California
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
💼 Occupation

💵 Salary :
👔 EmployerCritical Mass for Business
Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Keynote speaker
TitleFounder and CEO of Critical Mass for Business
🌐 Websitecriticalmassforbusiness.com

Richard Franzi is an author, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, CEO and founder of Critical Mass for Business.[1]

Early Life and education[edit]

Franzi was born on April 25,1958 in Avonmore, PA. He received a B.A. Degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and a MBA from Pepperdine University in 1992.[2]

Career[edit]

From 1984 to 1999 Franzi was a salesperson, sales manager and sales executive with Tektronix, Inc.[3]

From 1999 through 2001 he worked for several technology firms in the role of Vice President of Sales[3][4].

From 2001 through 2008 he worked for Delphi Connection Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delphi Automotive. During his time at Delphi Connections he rose to the position of President and General Manager.[5]

From 2008 to present day, Franzi is the CEO and Founder of Critical Mass for Business, leading CEO Peer Groups in Southern California[6]. He holds the trademark for the term CEO Peer Groups, having used it in his first book, Critical Mass the 10 Explosive Powers of CEO Peer Groups in 2008[7]. Franzi is an international keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for groups of CEOs and business executives.[8][9][10]

He is also the host of Critical Mass Radio Show/Podcast since March 2009. Noted guests include: Brian Smith, Founder of UGG Brand U.S., Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, Founders of Barefoot Wine, Wing Lam, Co-Founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Colin Baden, CEO of Quicksilver, Bo Burlingham, Author of Small Giants.[11][12]

Books[edit]

  • Critical Mass: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO Peer Groups. Richard Franzi. Aviva Publishing (2008)[7]
  • Critical Mass: The Power of CEO Guiding Principles. Richard Franzi, (2011)[13]
  • Killing Cats Leads to Rat: Mitigating Unintended Consequences of Business Decisions. Richard Franzi. Motivational Press (2018)[14]

Recognitions[edit]

  • Critical Mass® Reg. No 4,090,630 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • CEO Peer Groups® Reg. No. 4,452,757 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Nominee, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

References[edit]

  1. "CEO peer groups boost business results". Orange County Register. 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. "Meet Ric Franzi | Critical Mass for Business". Critical Mass for Business. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Planar selects Michael Franzi as S&M V.P." www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  4. "Franzi Takes Charge of Sales for THX Ltd". Animation World Network. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. "PEER POWER". California Business Journal. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. DeVries, Henry. "10 Reasons To Join A CEO Peer Group". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Franzi, Richard (2008-08-27). Roberts, Paul, ed. Critical Mass The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO PEER GROUPS. Ross Loehner (First edition ed.). AVIVA Publishing. ISBN 9788904276035.CS1 maint: Extra text (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. "Gathering Frontline Insights on Mobility Innovation". blogs@Cisco - Cisco Blogs. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  9. CNBC.com, By Rob Reuteman,|Special to (2009-12-23). "Bad Corporate Endings Yield Startup Success Stories". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  10. "Status Update: Kia Motors America has new VP for sales; Credit Union of Southern California opens new branch". Orange County Register. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  11. "Critical Mass Radio Show by OC Talk Radio on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  12. "CLEO: Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership". cleo.rutgers.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  13. "Renaissance Executive Forums - Peer Advisory Roundtables". Renaissance Executive Forums - Peer Advisory Roundtables. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  14. "Motivational Press Announces The Release of Killing Cats Leads to Rats: How to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Unintended Consequences of Business Decisions by Richard Franzi". Motivational Press. 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2018-03-03.


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