Bob Wright

I was in the private sector for 48 years and started 14 businesses over the years, one of which, a wholesale nursery brokerage firm, is still in operation and where I remain the President/CEO. At age 68, I went to work for Riverside County to become the Managing Director of the East Valley Coalition, an economic development collaborative with three Cities, Tribal, Utility and private sector industries. I became the Associate Director of the CV SBDC shortly following and have been working with small business startups and expansions ever since.I have owned many service companies and as a nursery broker I have brokered nursery materials in 20+ states nationwide and three foreign countries. I am learning a great deal about the food industry while working with the CV SBDC

About Bob

Areas of Expertise Business Planning and Management

How I Add Value to your Business

I have used my entrepreneurial business experience to help small startups and business retentions in the Coachella Valley. I have been working on access to capital and sit on the RC RLF banking committee. Over the years I have started approximately fourteen businesses and was successful in the sale of six of those companies. I have employed as many as 45 staff at one time and worked in as many as 20 states nationwide.

Words of Wisdom

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.



He attended University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Economics.

Associate Director

Coachella Valley SBDC