How I can help you

My work experience extends almost forty years.  The majority of my business experience has been in lodging, corporate housing, meeting planning and some information technology.  I have opened or been on the acquisition team of over 20 hotels and corporate housing locations, meaning that I have started about 20 businesses.  This extensive experience has provided the necessary background for all phases of business, from starting a business with just an idea to working with existing businesses in order to improve them.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Operations

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services


B.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Hospitality Management and Business from Michigan State University.  In addition, I was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, as well as the co-author of a best selling college text book on hotel operations. 

Richard Brooks

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video
  • Email