I'm now semi-retired and have had 40+ years of assisting small businesses with their financial alternatives, the last 18 with GovCons marketing, and sales. Please see my LinkedIn profile (www,linkedin.com/in/RichardLewisDC), as well as my website, www.fecltd.net.
There are many things that I enjoy my work: the people, various businesses in different fields, truly helping businesses with their financing alternatives, negotiations, travel, and most of all, hearing their success stories. There are other things, but time, space here, etc. Some of the more interesting clients have been a manufacturer of fire engines (and steered back end of a hook and latter fire truck), driven a Shamo airship, blimp, around Disney World, and of course, the importers of men's and women's medium-high priced garments when I was in NYC. I had some really gorgeous Italian suits and my ex had some beautiful dresses and suits. Yeah, there are numerous others, all ways a new company, industry, and challenge.
Richard is very detail-oriented and timely. He quickly provided me with several alternatives that were tailored to my needs. I also appreciated the time he took to explain all the details to me so I truly had an understanding of the situation and was able to make a well-informed decision.
My company needed some urgent financing and through his contacts Richard enabled us to receive that financing. I therefore would recommend anyone interested in receiving financing help to contact Richard direct.
We have been working with Richard in introducing FTS’ Government Procurement Card processing to banks and government contractors. He has been very instrumental in introducing FTS to many players in the government market. He most recently referred a client and we were able to lower their credit card processing fees by 44%, 4.05% to 2.26%. Richard has demonstrated he is willing to do whatever it takes to insure that clients receive the best financial assistance.
During a portion of Richard's tenor with Wells Fargo - Richard worked for me as a Business Development Officer within our Government Financing Group at Wells Fargo Bank. During the time Richard and I worked directly together I gained a strong respect for Richard's tireless work ethic as well as his ability to quickly ascertain the financial strengths and working capital needs of a prospective business client. I also appreciated the fact that Richard possesses a real desire to assist all businesses and individuals he comes in contact with in regards to finding solutions for their individual financing needs thus, through his extensive network of contacts, Richard was able to match up a business' needs/desires with the right financing source/solution.