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CREC Directory Member:

Rick Schweiger

CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT | ESX ENTERPRISES 

Rick is a co-founder and the Vice-President of RSX Enterprises and is responsible for operations, corporate and financial matters, and strategic partnerships.  He also works closely with cultivators on financial modeling, return on investment analysis, and various equipment financing options.

State: Illinois
Company: RSX Enterprises

In April 2021, Rick was instrumental in teaming with Marosi Designs LLC d/b/a BVV, a solutions leader in the extraction and processing industry since 2013, to help launch a best-in-class, proprietary line of LED lighting fixtures:

• BVV Neocision Spectra Elite light – targeted to craft and commercial growers.
• BVV Neocision Pro Light – targeted to price conscious craft and smaller commercial growers, plus home and hobbyist growers.
• BVV Neocision Spectra – a vegetative light for the craft and commercial grower market.

Prior to co-founding RSX, Rick founded FMS Ventures, LLC, which worked with cannabis-related ancillary product companies, with special emphasis on controlled environment agriculture systems as well as extraction and processing equipment and technologies. With over 30 years’ experience as a chief financial officer, general counsel and capital markets expert, FMS Ventures provided an execution-oriented, outsourced solution to deliver operational efficiencies to increase bottom-line results, facilitate organic, strategic and acquisitive growth, open more doors to capital access, and maximize enterprise value.

From 2010 to 2017, Rick served as the Chief Operating Officer and a director of Keating Capital, Inc., a $100 million publicly traded growth equity fund. As a member of the investment committee, Rick was involved in investments in over 20 venture capital-backed growth or technology companies, including LifeLock (NYSE: LOCK), TrueCar (Nasdaq: TRUE), Xtime (sold to Cox Automotive), and Jumptap (sold to Millennial Media).

From 1999 to 2009, Rick founded and operated Garisch Financial, Inc., a financial and business advisory firm, where he helped over 20 private companies complete “going public” transactions and provided due diligence, structuring, negotiation, regulatory compliance, and private placement financings.

In 1993, Rick joined Old World Industries, Inc., a $500 million manufacturer and marketer of automotive products and industrial chemicals worldwide, whose brand names included PEAK antifreeze and SPLITFIRE spark plugs. As CFO and General Counsel, Rick shared P&L and strategic growth responsibilities with the Presidents of the Automotive and Industrial Chemical divisions.

Mr. Schweiger started his career in private practice as a corporate, tax and M&A attorney, and then joined The Boucher Auto Group, Inc., the largest retail automotive dealership group in Wisconsin, he led the acquisition team increasing the number of dealership locations from three to 12 over a three-year period.

Mr. Schweiger is a 1987 graduate of New York University with a Master of Laws in Taxation, a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Marquette University Law School with a J.D., and a 1982 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in accounting.

Business Details on RSX Enterprises

RSX Enterprises is a cannabis advisor that provides facility design and layout and equipment configuration advice that are specific to indoor and greenhouse cannabis grow facilities. We believe these services from an experienced provider compliment the consulting services being offered by other participants in the CREC network.

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