Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks

Business Consultant

Prior to joining the University of Georgia SBDC, Richard spent 20 years in the private sector as a consultant helping start-ups and growing businesses.

He has also spent time as:

  • An adjunct faculty member in higher education;
  • The founder of a small business;
  • The CMO of a cyber-security company;
  • The Executive Director of a Chamber of Commerce; and
  • The Board Member of a non-profit organization.


In addition, he has achieved an Honors Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering; and an MBA in Business Strategy and Marketing.  In his personal time, he enjoys studying history, economics, sociology, geography, and psychology.  He has also traveled to over 55 countries around the world, studying the cultures, languages, and people.


  • MBA, York University
  • BS (Engineering), University of Guelph


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