Startup entrepreneur who has taken companies through entire life cycle including IPO, public-public, private-private, and private-recap. Executed public financing, growth capital, venture funding, and various debt models.
Rich and his wife Leslie have various philanthropic endeavors with interest in civic and artistic endeavors, but with a primary focus on medically and educationally under-served children.
Through his podcast. essays. and appearances, Rich has promoted solutions-based policy discussions that eschew extreme political stances from both parties and instead, focus on reaching common sense answers.
Discussions Seeking Policy Solutions
Today's Problems are Solvable if we Ignore Extremism, and Create Good Policy.
Hi, I'm Richard Helppie.
“The foundation of the Common Bridge is this; that if we need to cross a river or a chasm, and the party on the right bank has built a very strong pillar and has reinforced it. The party on the left bank has done the same thing with it’s pillar. The right and left must come together to form the bridge as a whole. As it exists, we cannot span that river or that chasm unless we come together and we think about our commonality.
And so I’m encouraging everyone to reject any type of division, wherever it comes from. The political parties have made great strides in gaining expertise and attacking the other side. We’ve seen this fueled by a reporting industry that is intent on inflaming and twisting. Step away from that and have smart discussions. Listen to one another and find a Common Bridge to solutions.”
The Common Bridge Podcast
Smart Discussions with Smart People
Links and Essays
Recommended Links, Readings and Writings