Richard Barbercheck

Experienced Business Strategist, Trusted Advisor, and Inspiring Speaker

As a trusted advisor, Richard works with community business owners and professionals to develop and implement effective strategies, make more money faster, build effective teams, and focus on regaining control of their business. He brings thirty-five years of experience in analyzing thousands of businesses in a variety of industries, identifying their success strategies and coaching them through challenging times. 

Throughout his career, Richard worked as a financial analyst, business development officer, manager of administration, policy, operations, and risk, as well as providing leadership to three organizations as a bank president. Retiring in the fall of 2016, he culminated his banking career as the Corporate Chief Credit Officer for First Financial Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Richard brings proven expertise in performance improvement, strategic planning, business development, operations, administration, and change management. For thirty-five years he supported and led commercial banks in serving 1000’s of community businesses across the United States and his involvement in numerous bank acquisitions led to successful cultural integrations. As a dynamic executive his leadership style incorporates integrity, mutual respect, professionalism, and collaboration in developing successful organizational strategies.

He is an exciting and inspiring public speaker and as a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach and Trainer, Richard continues to be committed to helping business owners and professionals achieve success. Richard is active in the community as a Board Member and Council Training Chair for the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America. He is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth and Financial Executives International and is involved with the Goering Center, West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance, and the Clermont and Northern Kentucky Chambers of Commerce.

From Our Clients & Colleagues

See what people say about Richard and how he produced accelerated ROI for organizations.

“Richard has leaned on his years of C-Suite experience to help my transition and focus in evolving into a better leader and owner of my company. ”

Noah Berkheimer

VP of Operations, Beneficial Talent Source

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“Richard Barbercheck is a remarkable business coach who has been invaluable in our company’s growth and strategy.  Richard has leaned on his years of C-Suite experience to help my transition and focus in evolving into a better leader and owner of my company.  From improving relationships with our bank to setting up proper dashboards and focusing on effective management strategies, Richard has walked every step with me to ensure that 2018 is a recording breaking year!  True to his brand, his strategic focus and effective coaching has put my company on a due north path of growth and success!”

“The guidance Richard has provided our credit manager has elevated his ability to provide comprehensive portfolio oversight.”

Richard Flynn

President & CEO, Flynn & Company

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“We asked Richard to coach one of our credit managers into the Chief Credit Officer role and to assist us with the development and refinement of our credit related policies. Richard’s contribution has exceeded our expectations. The guidance he has provided our credit manager has elevated his ability to provide comprehensive portfolio oversight, better assess new and existing product development, and provide strategically aligned management and board reporting. While working with credit management he successfully coached them through the redevelopment of several significant policies that quickly gained Regulatory approval and allowed us to operate in a manner consistent with our organizational culture and client focus. We couldn’t have asked for better results in such a short period of time. We continue to work with Richard to help us guide management and organizational improvement.”

“Richard is an excellent business strategist and helped me navigate a complex acquisition. He then assisted with our transition and creating our own identity and culture. He is engaged and a part of my team.”

Mark Willis

President, Willis Murphy Advantage Insurance Agency

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“Richard is an excellent business strategist and helped me navigate a complex acquisition. He then assisted with our transition and creating our own identity and culture. Richard’s ability to probe for and articulate the current situation gives clarity for planning your strategy for the future. The guidance helped me lead our diverse team through a change in structure making it all happen successfully and timely. He is engaged and a part of my team.”

“Richard was a great credit partner as we were charged with building our commercial loan client base.”

Mary Jo Kennelly

Vice President, Group Manager

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“I worked with Richard at First Financial Bank & Irwin Union Bank. In both opportunities I was a lender and/or manager of a commercial lending team. Richard was a great credit partner as we were charged with building our commercial loan client base. Along with him and his team we were able to achieve great success in building long term relationships with our client base.”

“Richard made a significant effort to work with management to ensure a clear understanding of our organization.”

Andrew J. McCreanor

CEO, Access Business Finance

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“We engaged Richard to lead our organization and Board of Directors through our Strategic Planning process. Richard made a significant effort to work with management to ensure a clear understanding of our organization and complete a comprehensive situational assessment. This information was integrated into two Strategic Planning meetings with our Board and Staff where Richard guided the group through a re-affirmation of our Vision, updating our Mission Statement and re-affirming our Values. Because of this well-established foundation, in the second meeting, we were able to develop sound strategies for the future. Richard is continuing to provide value as we work together on the development and communication of the Tactical Plans that will direct us in the achievement of our organizational objectives. I would recommend Richard for any coaching or consulting arrangement that is intended to elevate your organizational performance.”

“I should have begun months earlier. My organization has not only met but has already exceeded the interim goals we discussed and, this is six months in.”

Michael Huffer

Owner / Regional Developer, Apple Spice Junction

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“Last year I was introduced to Richard Barbercheck. After a few preliminary discussions I brought Richard on-board after receiving his commitment to help ensure I would meet the ambitious goals I had already set for my company. I was skeptical of doing so especially due my firm belief that I could do it all myself. Why bring Richard onboard?

I was eventually dragged over the finish line in making that decision, both after continued discussions and with the urging of my staff; Richard’s services are not inexpensive. I should have begun months earlier. My organization has not only met but has already exceeded the interim goals we discussed and, this is six months in. I and my entire organization value the expertise and insight Richard has brought to us and credit him for much of our success. He has helped us be a much better working organization and I believe positioned us not just to be satisfied with that success but to be a stronger performing team consistently into the future.

So yes, the return on my investment has fully met my hopes. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard for anyone considering using his services for their organization. You will not be disappointed.”

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