Welcome to RIBET LLC !
On behalf of myself, Betsy, and our team members we are excited to have you learn more about RIBET. RIBET llc is a sole proprietorship llc formed by me, Rick Montoya as a means to facilitate a life and business venture that is mutually beneficial for all those involved with RIBET.
The name RIBET was created from RIck + BETsy. Many years ago I made up a song about frogs, which took on a life of its own, and the frog theme began! Creating the name RIBET was meant to be! We had fun, with the help of a friend, on developing our frog logo. Since starting RIBET in the summer of 2008 we have changed and morphed into what we are today and know this evolution will continue for us.
Our RIBET LLC business is focused on three primary areas:
Vistage International Chair -
I am really excited to have the opportunity to bring the Vistage International leadership business organization to Eugene and the Willamette Valley. For the last 18 months I have had the opportunity to be a member of a Vistage Group. In order to be a member at this time I had a choice of going to Bend or Portland, and I chose Portland. I joined Vistage one month after starting my position as President of Public Safety Center (PSC) as a recommendation by my owner who had been a member in a California group. As a seasoned senior executive, with a MBA, and a year of consulting under my belt, I thought being a President for the first time of this company would be no problem. Thankfully, my owner knew better! The experience at PSC was the most challenging, humbling, and wonderful experience I have had in my career. Because of my Vistage Chair and Groups’ ability to support me AND call me out, I was able to achieve things I did not think were possible within my business. The opportunity to share and work through business issues with 18 other CEOs, was a 10-fold return on my membership investment. My monthly 1-2-1 with my Vistage Chair, who was skilled in helping people confront the real issues, was exactly what I needed. In addition, world class speakers were part of our monthly meetings, providing us excellent and relevant topics to help us and our businesses during this most challenging economic business environment. During my tenure as the President of PSC I did not miss a Vistage meeting. Even after PSC I continued my Vistage membership. My Vistage group had become an integral part of my professional and personal life. My Chair and group continued to assist me in my career search and my restaurant partnership. As the President of PSC I learned how true “lonely at the top” is. To have a highly skilled, committed, trusted, and successful group of business advisors to be supported by and a contributing member of…. THIS was the ultimate unbiased board! So rewarding!
As you can see I am very passionate about my Vistage experience! When Vistage approached me during my career search to launch a Vistage practice here in the Eugene/Willamette Valley, I looked long and hard at this incredible opportunity before I made the decision that this was for me. I have completed the initial week training process with 25 other incredible candidates. I am now in high gear to launch my first Vistage Group here in Eugene in May 2011.
RIBET Consulting -
My consulting business projects have been referrals from colleagues and associates. They have tapped into both my industry experiences and professional expertise in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Development & Turnaround, and Senior Management. I am currently engaged by two clients that are in two entirely different industries, sizes, years in business, and scope of work. I enjoy these experiences of meeting and working with great business people and organizations.
Osteria Sfizio -
“Be careful what you wish for and if you don’t want it heard, then don’t say it out loud.” Well, how else does one end up in a restaurant business? During the course of a social gathering I made a comment that it might be fun to open a restaurant. The next thing I know my wife Betsy is getting a call from her sister while we were working in North Carolina. She asked when the restaurant was going to open and when could a friend of hers make a reservation. Ha ha! One thing led to another and I was introduced to an extremely talented and gifted Chef/Restaurateur who dreamed of his own restaurant. Originally RIBET llc was going into the restaurant business, but instead I was fortunate enough to have my brother-in-law not only become a partner, but lead our partnership, and thus was born UUO-118 dba Osteria Sfizio. The journey from concept, to plan, to grand opening, and to operating the restaurant has been an amazing trip.
We would appreciate the opportunity to do business with you!
Rick Montoya, Principal