Richard Guillot, CFP®
Richard (Ricky) Guillot has been active in the small business lending market for over 30 years. He began his career in commercial banking and served as a commercial lender, charged with commercial credit analysis and loan review. He formed a regional consulting firm with specific services related to small businesses. Here, Ricky continued his focus on helping businesses by providing services such as business valuations, business planning, and conventional, SBA, and USDA loan procurement. In September 2009, seven financial institutions from Louisiana formed Business Alliance Financial Services (BAFS) and asked Ricky to serve as President/CEO. Since that time, the company has grown to over 100 employees and serves over 100 financial institutions with an aggregate portfolio surpassing $1.7 billion.
Ricky is a graduate from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science holding a Major in Finance and a Minor in Accounting. He has a CFP designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado. He obtained certifications from the Bankers School of Supervisory Training from Louisiana State University and has met all academic requirements within the discipline of Business Valuation with American Society of Appraisers. Ricky serves on multiple local and state economic development boards.