Rick Taylor Launches New Company

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — July 22, 2021 — Richard K. (Rick) Taylor is pleased to announce the launch of RK Taylor Consulting LLC. The firm will offer services to technology companies, independent dealers, private equity companies and OEMs, driven by Taylor’s depth and breadth of experience in the office technology industry.

Taylor previously served as president and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, as well as its chief operating officer, and currently serves as a corporate advisor to Konica Minolta. He joined KMBS as senior executive vice president and COO after more than 10 years at Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. There he held various positions including president and CEO, vice president and general manager, and senior vice president Sales, Marketing and Business Operations. Prior to Toshiba, Taylor held a variety of positions in the printing industry including president of Better Office Systems and vice president of dealer sales for Savin Corporation.

Taylor currently serves on the board of directors and as an equity partner at Wallboard, a cloud-based digital experience software company based in Dallas and Budapest. 

“Things are changing rapidly, but this industry has a lot to offer and the potential to not only survive and thrive, but really blaze new trails in areas like IT services, automation, specialty printing, and more. I look forward to bringing my experience to work for organizations that I believe have what it takes to see exponential growth over the next few years,” said Taylor.

Taylor has also recently taken a position as a board advisor for Stramaglio Consulting, working with The Consortium to bring new digital technologies to the office technology channel, and will join the Consortium Executive Leadership Council. 

“It is a great honor to announce that Rick Taylor has accepted this position,” said Mike Stramaglio, head of The Consortium. “I look forward to working hand in hand with him to provide new growth opportunities for the imaging channel.”

Taylor also has a wealth of experience in the acquisitions arena, having led 96 acquisitions in areas such as IT services, telephony, office hardware and ECM. This will benefit both private equity and dealers looking to acquire or divest of their businesses. While providing consulting for independent dealers on digital growth strategies, marketing initiatives and acquisition strategies, Taylor will donate all fees in excess of expenses to charities of choice between the dealers and himself.

Contact R K Taylor Consulting LLC at rick@rktaylorconsults.com, (949) 887-1444 or visit RKTaylorConsultants.com (coming soon!).

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