Rick Pay has been dubbed by his clients as the “Sherlock Holmes of Operations and Supply Chain Management.” He is the principal and founder of The R. PAY COMPANY, LLC, a consulting firm helping mid-market companies accelerate profit and growth through leading-edge business and operations strategy, profitable partnerships, and operations and supply chain excellence. His clients are rapidly growing manufacturers, distributors, retail, telecommunications, high tech, and professional service firms. Rick appears frequently as a speaker and his articles have been published by Industry Week, the Institute for Supply Management, Supply Chain World, and others. He has been interviewed and quoted in publications including Forbes, National Foundation of Independent Business (NFIB), and World Trade 100. Rick holds a BS from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Montana. He has attended executive programs at Stanford University and MIT.