Cohort Location(s): Fresno, CA
Rich Mostert has been an active participant in the community development, economic development, non-profit and fundraising arenas for over forty years. Rich moved to the Central Valley in 1986 and began a very successful career in economic, business, and community development. With a passion for community service, Rich’s career path has included leadership and executive roles for various non-profit organizations, including his current position as Director of Valley Community Small Business Development Center. In addition to his traditional employment, Rich has been a serial entrepreneur operating several small businesses and has been an instructor teaching courses in business planning, management, financing, strategic planning, fund raising, and grant writing. Rich has a B.A. in Management and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University, and an Executive MBA from California State University, Fresno.
Honesty, willingness to learn and the ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done. This is the personal code of conduct that helps me be successful in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners prosper.
I have been in small business and community development for over 40 years and own/operated several small businesses. I have been an MBA instructor for two different universities and I'm currently the Director of Valley Community Small Business Development Center.