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Meet the Team

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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 became a Naval Aviator.  He earned Masters Degrees in Business and Aeronautical 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 four great-grandchildren. He is active in his church, Kiros, and is a committed volunteer to a number of organizations. Bob is a docent at the Museum of Flight. He occasionally hits an errant golf ball.


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Pete McDowell - Partner Emeritus

Pete was a partner in the firm for ten years and recently moved to "semi-retired" status.  He continues to participate in specific projects and further assists with lead generation and special projects



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Don Gerould, Managing Director

Don has extensive experience as a business owner.  He is one of the founders of Cogent Equity, a Newport Beach and Seattle firm that specialized in the development of exit strategies for business owners.  Don has started, purchased, operated, and sold several companies.  Because of his experience, Don knows how to execute a transaction while minimizing the stress on a seller.   425-923-3601

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Don Bielen, MBA, CFP, CM&AA

Don heads up the firm's alliance with Perkins & Co, a Portland-based regional accounting firm.  With over 25 years of M&A experience, his multi-facited business skills, and his reverence for the history of business, make

Don the ultimate "quarterback" for business transition and succession planning.  503-781-4610


Rick Maronick, Managing Director

Rick is responsible for our business in the Mid-Mountain states as well as general support for all of our construction-related clients.  A resident of Helena, Montana, and a graduate of the University of Portland school of Civil Engineering, he is a very experienced business owner and consultant.  Earlier in his career, he and his brother operated a successful construction company which they sold to a public entity.  406-459-0567

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