Richard K. “Rick” Powell is the owner and President of The Alternative Board (TAB) for the greater Chattanooga area (encompassing and including Cleveland, TN down to Calhoun, GA). Rick brings a depth of experience in a variety of industries managing complex projects and process improvement initiatives at large companies (Lockheed, Georgia Pacific, Shaw Industries), as well as leading product development efforts for a startup medical software company (Greenway Health) and transforming the way businesses use technology to dramatically improve upon existing processes and add new more efficient ones (residential construction, Patrick Malloy Communities and others). Rick has direct department management, Director level and VP executive level management experience coupled with extensive project and product management experience.
Rick’s experiences also include extensive coaching to business owners to dramatically improve upon their personal visions for their business. In depth Business Analysis and Process Improvements have been major hallmarks of Rick’s career and those skills continue to assist with the TAB Chattanooga area needs. Additionally, Rick has worked in large companies and is familiar with the challenges incurred by many different business types.
Rick’s greatest work enjoyment comes from transforming private businesses driving phenomenal growth and much more efficient work processes.
A graduate of Iowa State University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Rick has continued his training over the years. These educational opportunities have allowed Rick to be successful in the many business and executive challenges he has encountered throughout his career.