Richard King is the Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Southeast Region hosted by the Eastern Michigan University College of Business,
which serves Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. In that role he leads a team of professional small business consultants that provide business, marketing, and financial planning counsel to both early stage entrepreneurs and established business owners. In 2014, the Southeast Region supported clients in the acquisition and utilization of over $60 million in capital and was named the Michigan SBDC Center of Excellence and Innovation by the US SBA Michigan District.
Richard joined the SBDC in 1998 following a successful career in corporate marketing with such firms as Leo Burnett Advertising, Burger King Corp., and Domino's Pizza Inc. Richard also operated his own marketing consulting company serving small and mid-sized companies for five years in southeast Michigan before joining the SBDC. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.