Eternal Optimist. Serial Entrepreneur.
And, then on the very first trading day of 2009, my life changed forever. I was leading my Monday morning team meeting trying to encourage everyone to put 2008 aside and focus on the future. I was interrupted by my boss’ Assistant who handed me a slip of paper. “Tom would like to see you in his office.” I paused, bewildered and asked, “Now? Or when this meeting is over?”
You see, as Co-Head of Investments, I thought I was on the inside making the god awful decisions about who’s life to change by ‘letting them go.’ In one instant, it became very apparent that I was on the OUTSIDE as I got tapped on the shoulder and “relieved” of my duties. I could not believe it. Eight years – eight amazing years of traveling the world, learning daily, leading incredible people on an amazing team and journey. I was the fourth employee at a small fund of $100 million and helped grow it to $4 billion with 50 employees. And, the very next minute, I was escorted out the door with barely a stop at my desk to gather personal effects and say goodbye to comrades. I was in shock.
I was forced to reinvent myself. And haven’t stopped since. I am an eternal optimist, always believing that the best is yet to come, a perpetual student that consistently embraces risk. I am the Founder of Brilliant Transportation Ltd., Short Term Rental University, and LifeZaver Software LLC.
I love to ski, travel, spend time with my three amazing daughters, fitness, and feast on life. I live by the motto of #OneLife
I hope to amuse, inspire and encourage you as you watch my journey unfold in real time
From a diverse multicultural background to a self made Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Innovator and Motivational Speaker, Richard Fertig is the personification of The American Dream. A dynamic business leader with over 25 years of experience, Richard shares his proven strategies that continue to bring him financial success with his latest venture, Short Term Rental University. An industry leader and groundbreaking entrepreneurial expert, Richard has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker in anticipation of his first book release in Q4 of 2017. He continuously raises the bar while expanding on his interests of real estate, transportation, marketing and branding.
Richard has set the standards of excellence in the Real Estate, Finance and Transportation industries by sharing his successful business strategies that can be applied to a wide range of sectors today. He continues to remain a cutting edge business strategist. As a motivational speaker, Richard engages people in a unique and charismatic fashion, captivating and inspiring any audience. His entrepreneurial spirit is focused on delighting the most influential people and companies on the planet. Creating proprietary technological solutions to innovate, develop robust, scalable systems and processes, and train and recruit the most brilliant Teams.
Prior to launching Brilliant Transportation, LifeZaver Software and his most recent venture, Short Term Rental University, Richard was an Associate at The Blackstone Group and managed a $4 billion dollar Hedge Fund at Ramius Capital LLC, (now Cowen Capital) in New York City. Richard graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a Double Major in Psychology and Economics, Dean’s List then went onto earn his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in 1998.
Richard is a world traveler with a sense of adventure and loves to ski, surf, practice yoga, spin and swim. He is the proud and loving father of three remarkable daughters, his proudest achievement.
Resulting from the Founder’s decades of experience owning, renovating, flipping, and renting real estate, Short Term Rental University was developed to share the culmination of his knowledge with individuals seeking primary and additional, “side gig” sources of income. Currently the owner and operator of six rental properties in the United States, Richard Fertig is an Airbnb Superhost and the Founder of “The Fifteen Year Plan” scheduled to be published in Q4 of 2017. His unique online education program is available at www.STR.university where users have access to online content, videos and courses Richard developed to help people go from “Zero to Superhost” in as little as 5 months. He states, “Teaching others my Fifteen Year Plan on how to build a real estate empire, with little risk (using other people’s money) and tools like Airbnb and Homeaway to achieve financial independence.”
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