Rich joined Garry Associates in 1979 in Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to that time, he had a 5-year career in finance that included 1 ½ years as Director of the State Budget Office. He is now senior partner in Garry Associates, LLP. He and his wife Mary have been married over 40 years.

Rich believes strongly that a well-planned and serviced financial business or estate plan is the centerpiece of a client’s success in financial affairs. To that end, he does thorough research and analysis to help clients implement unique and appropriate plans and to establish productive client relationships.

Rich has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University. In addition he earned designations as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). In 1997 he achieved one of the highest educational levels possible in the planning field -- a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS).

Rich specializes in estate planning to assist clients in the preservation and transfer of wealth to their personal and charitable beneficiaries; business succession planning and executive benefit planning for business owners; and insurance and financial/retirement planning for high income professionals.

Rich has been actively involved in numerous community endeavors - - turning his passion for public service into community service. He has served on the either the governing board or the foundation board of directors of South Dakota Achieve, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Sioux Empire United Way, University of South Dakota Foundation, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota Budget and Policy Project, Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council and Dow Rummel Village. In addition he has assisted with numerous non-profit campaigns. He was recognized in 2013 as “South Dakota’s Outstanding Philanthropic Volunteer Fund Raiser” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Rich is dedicated to help his clients achieve their financial goals - - whether they be personal, business or family. In addition, Rich is equally committed to ongoing service to make sure plans are up-to-date and modified as necessary.