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Rich Archer Fractional CFO, C Level Executive

Rich Archer, CEO

I started Bench Strength Financial since I love watching businesses grow and develop and being part of the excitement.  I started my first job as a paperboy in Boston delivering the Hyde Park Tribune.  Back then I needed to get 10 customers to order the paper from me to be able to get the job.  I remember getting the 10th customer and I've been hooked on running businesses ever since.  I first got my passion for running businesses from my dad who had immigrated from Ireland and ran a travel agency at night after he got home from his day job as an accountant.  Everything else is history and is detailed below.....

The Bench Strength story....

Rich's formal training started at Stonehill College where he received a degree in Accounting.  Rich went on  to earn his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license while working at KPMG, one of the Big 4 accounting firms, in both the Boston, MA office and Portland, ME office.

Like many in the Public Accounting profession Rich was hired by one of his clients, Clarks, a major international shoe company.  After spending 6 years at Clarks in Boston it was time to move to California and he and his family settled in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rich has had two stints in the wine industry as CFO of Wente Family Estates and Cakebread Cellars.  In between, Rich was CFO, COO and President of NASAM and Aero Precision (now All Clear Aerospace), an aerospace and defense distributor.  


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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