The Peakstone Group Expands to Michigan with New Managing Director

January 2014. Richard “Dick” Goff is a Managing Director of the Peakstone Group, where he is responsible for transaction origination and execution. He will be working to expand Peakstone’s services to its clients in Michigan.

He is also the Managing Principal of R. M. Goff & Company LLC, an investment firm that acquires and builds companies in the lower middle market. He has over 30 years of experience in private equity investment, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning and business development.

Richard was previously a general partner with Alpha Capital Partners, Merchants Capital Partners, MBW Venture Partners and Doan Associates. He has invested in and advised companies in manufacturing, distribution and services in multiple industries and at all stages from startups and growth equity to acquisitions, recaps and turnarounds.  He specializes in multi-unit service businesses including oil & gas, energy, renewable energy, healthcare, media & communications, franchise and chain restaurants. He has held operating positions as CFO for a medical instrumentation business and a wind energy company and was the chief restructuring officer for a restaurant chain.

He began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand. He is a registered CPA and holds FINRA licenses 7, 63 & 79.  He earned a BA in accounting from Alma College, magna cum laude.