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Richard Adams

President & CEO

Southwest Business Credit Services

Phoenix, AZ

A seasoned executive with trade association, business, community and governmental experience. Well versed in senior management roles.

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Business Credit Management


Founding Director

Gateway Bank
June 2008 - present

Gateway Bank ( is one of the Southwest's best performing community banks. Gateway was founded by Mesa people to serve Mesa, Arizona and surrounding communities with solid values and sound business practices.I was fortunate to be among the founders of Gateway Bank, and remain a Director of the bank.



Certifed Credit Executive

National Association of Credit Management
May 1984 - present

Certified Credit Professional

Business Credit Management Association
April 2018 - June 2021


Board Chairman

VisitMesa (Economic Empowerment)
June 2005 - present

VisitMesa is the Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Mesa, Arizona. I have been a board member and currently serve as board chairman.

Board Member, past Board Chair

City of Mesa Economic Development Advisory Board (Economic Empowerment)
June 2006 - present

5/31/2019 2:47:28 PM,
Richard Adams replied:

Since your question is rather broad, it is difficult to answer with specifics. It would be helpful to know what the proposed aquisition is? Is it an ongoing business, a franchise, is it a public or privately held business? In general, the methods range from traditional financing to IPO's to GoFundMe to private or angel invertors. If the person inquiring can provide more specifics, we'll craft an answer and recommendations suited to the specifics.


Thanks for the opportunity to be of service!

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