Rich Sanders


Education / Certifications

MA in Administrative Sciences-Organizational Management; George Washington University

MS in Management; Troy University

BS in Mechanical Engineering; Michigan Technological University

Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute


Rich’s engineering background and management experience provide a valuable foundation for project success. Add in his discipline gained from 25 years of military experience as well as his personal drive and you have a recipe for proven performance.

Prior to joining Exactus Advisors, Rich held project management, business continuity, and business support roles at Wells Fargo and Bank of America. As an engineer in the Air Force, he learned and valued the necessity for collaboration, teamwork, and trust, particularly with those whom he had no direct authority. His temporary assignments in 21 countries, including deployments to Afghanistan and Qatar, provided unique challenges to lead, manage, and drive results.

Rich lives in North Carolina with his wife of 27 years and two daughters. He enjoys anything with them, plus motorcycling (road & track), cycling, hiking, rock climbing, racquet sports, and fitness.


Rich has led award-winning large and small teams to extraordinary outcomes.  He is most proud of supporting and taking care of the people on those teams, understanding they are critical to any successes.