Rich Wood

Business Consultant

Provides broad industry experience and discipline-specific coaching to startups and small to mid-size businesses.

Years with WEV


Languages Spoken


Experience and Expertise

25 years in businesses of all sizes and stages

Inspired By

My mother, Vera wood, a Nurse PA

Favorite Central Coast Activity

Skydiving and hiking

Path to WEV

Rich is a forward-thinking entrepreneur and former senior executive with over 25 years of leadership roles in aerospace and defense, high-tech R&D, global manufacturing, brand building, and consulting services.

Rich’s expertise is in building highly successful ventures. He is skilled in marketing, business development, and operations management with an in-depth knowledge of commercial/retail products and services, supply chain, import/export, manufacturing, buying and selling businesses, and finance and accounting. He is also a patented inventor, published author, commercial pilot, and licensed sky diver.

The desire to be of service to others and to his community led Rich to join WEV’s business consulting team.

“I love working with WEV clients watching them grow and achieve their defined level of success and realizing their dreams of running their own businesses.”