RJ was born into a family of entrepreneurs and has firsthand experience with the difficulties and rewards of entrepreneurship. RJ also discovered the incredible concept of personal development, which completely altered his life.
After serving his country in the United States Air Force for three years and at the age of 23, RJ cofounded Scriba Town Inn with his brother Eric and father Gene. They transformed the STI firm from an idea into RJ's first million-dollar business.
RJ then migrated to Corporate America by mistake and began a career in the Equipment Leasing and Finance industry serving business owners, achieving constant success, and rising to the position of CEO and President of UniFi Equipment Finance in 2013.
RJ has led a committed team in the regeneration and rebranding of a 45-year-old company into one of the fastest-growing companies in North America. He has increased UniFi Equipment Finance’s yearly volume from $13 million to over $115 million and is frequently asked to speak or consult firms and organizations on the opportunities of instituting an intrapreneurship culture with Intrapreneur Coaching.
RJ also serves on the Executive boards of the Equipment Lease and Finance Association and Equipment Finance Cares and is a dedicated supporter of the United Way of Washtenaw County.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, RJ coached ice hockey for over 20 years, and is still active in the sport. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Mi and spends his free time on the golf course or pickleball courts.
In November of 1992, we took possession of The Scriba Town Tavern and completely rehabbed the facility with ambitious goals. This is where he learned from his father Gene who was a Business and Management Consultant
My Dad's business plan from 1984 resulted in a $50 million dollar enterprise. He was my business coach.