Richard Oppenheim

Summary

Richard Oppenheim’s life focus is all about the evolution and integration of business processes, personal actions, technology resources and decision making. While a Certified Public Accountant, Richard started with computers and helping others solve problems in the 1960s. Since then, he has never lost his passion to find solutions for whatever problem is identified as an obstruction to getting things done.

Areas of Expertise

  • Getting Unstuck – personal and business
  • Career Help – personal development and transition
  • Business Planning – startup and SMB
  • Technology – computer use and web presence
  • Writing – columnist and author
  • Training – getting unstuck and use of technology

Professional Experience

Founder, Owner
Oppenheim Group

1991 – current

As consultant, personal coach and writer, helped companies and individuals move forward, make decisions and succeed. A major component of this assistance for small to medium sized companies was for their use of computer technologies. This includes development of web presence with blogs, websites, newsletters and social networking.

Founder, CEO
IdentiRISK, SysTegrity Group Inc.

2000 – 2004

Designed, developed and marketed web-enabled education courses and support programs for the CPA community’s assessment of IT security. Created, wrote and edited course material. The products were implemented through joint marketing agreements with AICPA and State CPA Societies.

Chief Operating Officer / Management Instructor / Software Developer
Starkey International Institute

1995 – 1999

This unique business trained and placed household managers and butlers. My role was the management of the 3-fold growth of a small business to annual gross revenues exceeding $2 million. I was the architect and instructor of the Management Track courses for students. I created, wrote and edited company publications, consulting assignments and developed the company’s web site presence.

Partner
Spicer & Oppenheim

1966 – 1990

This international CPA firm had offices in 9 US cities and in 52 countries around the world. I began as a staff accountant/auditor and advanced to partner. Here is where my accounting career migrated to a major focus on computers. This evolved to positions as Director of Information Technology and Partner in Charge of Business Consulting.

Staff Accountant
KPMG Peat Marwick

1964 – 1966

One of the biggest CPA firms where I started my accounting career.

Other Experience

Freelance Writer

Since the early 1980s, I reviewed technology resources for national and local publications including Searcher Magazine, American Institute of CPAs, The Progressive Accountant, CPA Technology Advisor, and various blogs, websites and on-line e-zines.

Teacher

I have participated in seminars and workshops in the US and in many international venues since 1971. The early years were all about the use of technology. More recently, my workshops have been about job transition and getting unstuck.
Adjunct Professor, New York University Graduate School of Business 1979 – 1993

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce
New York University Graduate School of Business

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants