The Rivo Consulting Group is lead by CEO, ERIC W. VOIDE, a Connecticut native whose entrepreneurial acumen earned early success. Graduating from Briarwood College after attending Quinnipiac College as a pre-med/psychology and business major, Eric began working as a COO for an area multigenerational business honing his administration and relationship-building skills. These accomplishments lead to a position with a NYC-Based German Venture Capital Company. He was entrusted with the acquisition of three struggling operations in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Authoring and deploying new business plans; hiring, training and retraining staff; identifying fraud and abuse; developing risk-management and operation plans, overseeing capital improvements and continually monitoring sales and marketing strategies, lead to unprecedented growth for these properties, earning the Connecticut property the ranking of 8th fastest growing business in Hartford County. His initiatives caught the attention of a west-coast investment company leading to a complete liquidation of these three properties realizing a huge profit for the investors over five short years.
Eric is also a four-time nominee of The Hartford Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”. He has successfully lent repeated expert testimony, analysis, and document review to a large Las Vegas Law Firm, a DC Law Firm and Manhattan Law Firm, as well as The NY Attorney General's Buffalo Office and has consulted with an Environmental Safety Consortium based in Evesham, Great Britain.
Mr. Voide also became a partner in 32-Panel Sports, a professional sports franchise based in London, Ontario where he was charged with territory and franchise negotiations, annual player contract execution and business/sponsorship development of the organization. Simultaneously, he acted as consultant and player agent for The Connecticut Hammers and consulted with Italy's AC Perugia, Germany's FC Köln, and Galex International in matters of international marketing and product licensing. Eric also brings years of successful brokering experience not only representing business buyers and sellers but having sold many of his own start-ups and acquisitions, realizing exceptional ROI's.