Richard A. Lavinski is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East 57th Street Partners Consulting, has founded and led several of the largest and most highly regarded professional firms in the DFW marketplace. Prior to East 57th Street, Rich served as Managing Partner of The SolomonEdwardsGroup, LLC (SEG) where he successfully grew and led the Dallas / Fort Worth practice of this 9 office national firm.
In his role at East 57th Street, Rich is responsible for leading the direction of the practice and managing the various consulting services offered to clients.
During his career, Rich has built and led several successful companies including Lavinski Allan & Associates (now Accretive Solutions) and Propensity (now part of the Hudson Highland Group, a $1.2 billion global publicly traded company).
With over 20 years of experience, Rich has used his management, operations and financial experience to help organizations meet their goals through providing Consulting, Project Management, Talent Acquisition and Professional Staffing services. Rich has extensive experience servicing the needs of Private Equity, Telecom, Banking, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Fortune 500, and Charitable Non-Profits.
In addition to co-founding East 57th Street, and other companies Rich is highly regarded as a pioneer in the professional project services and consulting industry. He began his career as a tax professional with a Big 5 consulting firm mainly serving publicly traded, non-profits, and large privately owned organizations.
Rich graduated from the University of Chicago with an AB in Economics. He earned his MBA with a concentration in Accounting and Taxation from University of North Texas. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of WaterStone (formerly known as The Christian Community Foundation), The Cartmell Home Foundation, and Lakeview Methodist Foundation. Rich also serves on the Business School Advisory Boards of the University of North Texas School of Business and Southern Methodist University.