A serial entrepreneur from a family of entrepreneurs based in Minneapolis, MN, Rick has been involved in over forty small businesses, in nine industries, in seven different states.
After graduating from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN with a degree in accounting, he opened the first of what was to be over thirty franchise businesses in six industries over twenty years. Aside from franchising, Rick has also started, grown, and sold several independent small businesses, from government-contract janitorial services to venture-capital consulting.
The relationship with Downtown Resource Group grew out of Rick’s passion and avocation: Being of service, and working with new and small businesses and the entrepreneurs that run them. Rick helped with the initial Strategic Plan for DRG, and has since worn several hats including strategic planning, financial management, rental-management development, and most recently new market development.
Contact Rick Gendreau
612.655.7892 ⋅ Rick@DRGMpls.com