Team - Richard D. Gould, CEO
Rick Gould is the founder & CEO of Sand Hill Development Group, Inc. (and Sand Hill Consulting Group, Inc.). Rick spent 16 years at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets as an investment banker focusing on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, where he led the firm's world-wide efforts in the aerospace & defense industry.
After beginning his business career in resort development and management at Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, SC and Wintergreen Resort, outside of Charlottesville, VA. From 1998 to 2001, Rick ran The Center for Strategic Transactions in Palo Alto, CA at Ernst & Young, where he provided strategic consulting services for both emerging venture capital backed and medium to large cap companies, as well.
Rick has a B.A. from Colgate University, a B.S. in Hotel Management from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.