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Rowan Richards

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Founder, Business Development, King Lizzy Creative and Founder, King Lizzy Apparel.

Founder, Business Development, King Lizzy Creative and Founder, King Lizzy Apparel.

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Involved In

Founder

King Lizzy Apparel
The Stewards Market
King Lizzy Creative (Recently Aquired)

Advisor

Ninth Hour Development Corp.
Young Life
Money Think
King Lizzy Creative (Recently Aquired)

Positions

PCD Instructor Roosevelt University July 2015 - present
Consultant Goodcity Chicago April 2015 - present
Business Developer Independent Contractor March 2015 - present
Founder King Lizzy Apparel June 2009 - present
Executive Director and Founder The Stewards Market May 2006 - present
Founder, Business Development, Advisor King Lizzy Creative (Recently Aquired) October 2014 - July 2015
Senior Trader Marquette Partners, L.P. September 2001 - December 2009
Professional Athlete Texas Rangers Baseball Club 1996 - 2000

Education

University of Notre Dame Marketing 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact

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Jeff Kilburg
They're my school  •  Founder & CEO, KKM Financial and Contributor, CNBC.
Rowan is a tremendous human. His skill set goes beyond the typical wish list one could aspire to have in a great entrepreneur. His educati ... onal as well as athletic foundation allows him to adapt and overcome any potential challenge in a thoughful and intelligent manner. Rowan is a great entrepreneur from drawing upon real life experiences and more importantly, he has the ability to see above the rest of the crowd. That is a differentiator. On the field or in the board room, you want Rowan on your team!
Todd O'Hara
We worked together  •  Advisor + Investor, WeDeliver and Junior Board Member, Habitat for Humanity.
Rowan has cut his teeth as an entrepreneur as has established himself as asset to the entrepreneurial community. He is a natural leader who ... attracts talent through his magnetic, clam, cool and thoughtful nature. He continually extracts the most out of a situation allowing him to maximize the value of his assets. Rowan is unique in that he is a leader in his community, constantly guiding others, however, he leads with an open ear and open mind, searching for peer advice and guidance along the way.
Tyrone Thomas Jr.
They're my friends  •  President, United Shared Savings Network and Owner, Thomas Properties.
He has the mindset and desire to succeed in whatever venture he chooses.
Ric Gruber Jr
We worked together  •  Partner & COO, Pasky Gruber Scatchell LLC and Legal Counsel- Board of Directors, Characters of Character.
Rowan had a very successful career before entering out and following a passion that was rooted in helping others. The first time I met Rowan ... I knew their was something special about him and despite not having work to connect on, we've continued to stay in touch and form a friendship. I'm proud to now call Rowan my friend, he's one of of good guys. Intelligent, hard-working, caring, and inspiring. Any organization founded by Rowan or adding him to their team would be lucky to have him.
street style surgery
We worked together  •  Founder, Street style surgery. Previously Fashion Designer, Americano international.
Because he doesn't give up and he makes things HAPPEN!
Jonathan (JR) Roberts
We worked together  •  City Mission Staff, Young Life. Previously Supervisor, Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group.
Rowan, has been a faithful partner. Over the past few years when a challenge arose and new venture's came my way I have seen Rowan always av ... ailable to meet with me to aid by sharing his thoughts and experience's.
Jonathan Kong
We worked together  •  Software Engineer, Option Research and Technology Services, LLC. Previously Software Developer, Kaplan University.
Rowan has real world experience in building social ventures from the ground up and each one is successful. He has the ability to bring like ... -minded passionate people to support his organization. He's been advising me for the last year and he's always been encouraging, honest, and dependable. Rowan has a real love for his community and people around him. Anyone would be lucky to have him as an advisor and mentor.

Jeff Kilburg
Founder & CEO, KKM Financial and Contributor, CNBC.
"Jeff has been a role model and inspiration to me since I moved to Chicago 14 years ago. Hardworking, humble and fearless, Jeff took his wor ... k ethics from the football field and transferred them to the capital markets. Jeff is a great entrepreneur because he is able to identify new opportunities and he is willing to take the necessary risk to achieve his goals. Jeff's success as an entrepreneur is not random, but instead the result of hard work and belief in himself."

Tyrone Thomas Jr.
They're my friends  •  President, United Shared Savings Network and Owner, Thomas Properties.
Tyrone has all the qualities needed to be a successful entrepreneur. He intelligence allows him to identify the specific market opportunity ... and develop solutions. Like a true entrepreneur, Tyrone is resourceful, being able to make the most of the assets at his disposal. Finally, Tyrone refuses to take no for an answer...this tenacity has and will continue to serve him well.

Todd O'Hara
Advisor + Investor, WeDeliver and Junior Board Member, Habitat for Humanity.
"Todd is an amazing example for all aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to launch an idea or business. He has the capacity to rapidly identify op ... portunities and market gaps like no one else I have personally witnessed. Todd is also willing to take the necessary risk in order to achieve a specific goal. Todd has repeatedly proven himself as developer, thinker, leader and advisor. I am confident and excited to know that Todd will continue to launch and lead innovative projects for years to come."

Ric Gruber Jr
Partner & COO, Pasky Gruber Scatchell LLC and Legal Counsel- Board of Directors, Characters of Character.
"Ric is an amazing person to know. We first connected around our similar athletic backgrounds. That being said, I quickly became more impres ... sed with his tremendous ability to define and develop market solutions of all kinds. Ric has an incredible combination of skills as an IP attorney and developer. Ric's professional experiences and natural abilities make him a tremendous asset to any organization. I am honored to call him a friend and advisor."