10/06/2014 | Rick Schaefer
Continuing on our journey as to why FindTrusted was created, let's meet Rick Schaefer, Co-Founder and COO.
spent decades building startups, growing existing companies, and helping executive teams across the hardware, software, and technology services sectors.
There is a secret sauce that had made Rick's companies successful.
is passionate about creating a stellar reputation based on outstanding service.
philosophy is to focus on "people, not parts."
believes in creating tools that help companies use their recommendations to close new business quickly.
prior company, VendorRate, focused on customer satisfaction scores for hardware and software companies.
Peter and Rick
had worked together on several projects.
When Peter discussed his
initial idea with Rick
about developing a referral marketplace for developers, consultants, and technology services companies, Rick
immediately offered to help Peter with the creation of the FindTrusted marketplace.
"A single referral can ignite a fire in 1000 new customers.
But rather than have the referral be momentary spark, we wanted to create a permanent "hot spot" that companies could use over and over again."
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