Meet the Team
Bob Champoux - Managing Partner
"Wisdom begins with the recognition of how little we know." Socrates
Raised in Seattle, Bob attended the U.S. Naval Academy and later earned Masters Degrees in Business and Engineering. He left the Navy to become an executive and owner of a series of manufacturing and technology companies. He founded RC Advisory Services in the 1990’s and has become known as one of the top M&A Advisors in the Pacific NW.
Bob lives in Bellevue and has been married for over 50 years. Bob has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is active in his church, Kairos and is a committed volunteer to a number of organizations. Bob recently became a docent at the Museum of Flight. Bob plays racquetball regularly and occasionally hits a golf ball in an errant fashion.
Pete McDowell - Partner
"We have the power to choose a positive response to circumstances and projections. Not facing reality is to accept the idea that what's happening in our environment has to determine us." Stephen Covey
Raised in upstate New York and a Seattle area resident since 1997, Pete received a BA degree in Industrial Design from Purdue University and has experience in Sales & Marketing, Strategic Planning, Lean Management and Quality Improvement. He held GM and CEO positions in privately held companies under $50M in revenue in both growth and turnaround businesses before transitioning to management consulting and financial planning.
Pete lives in Kirkland, WA. He's been married forty-three years, has two grown children and two grandchildren, and is a member of Bellevue Presbyterian Church. Pete was previously a Board Member for the Bellevue Farmers Market and Northwest Family Business Advisors. Currently he serves as Board Member/Treasurer for his condominium association. He enjoys numerous activities including cycling, golf, tennis, hiking and almost anything that allows him to keep moving...he's not one to sit for long periods of time!
John Martinka - Affiliate
President - John Martinka Consulting
John adds value on select projects. He has over 20 years of business experience supported by a Master’s in Finance and Economics from Marquette University. A recognized public speaker, John has developed a reputation for expertise in business acquisition and “problem solving”. John has owned three businesses, led a company turnaround, analyzed hundreds of acquisition candidates for scores of clients and helped over 100 clients buy or sell a business.