Chuck Richards, CEO

After four startups as CEO and CFO, two turnarounds, and making the Inc 500, Chuck formed CoreValue Software. Chuck has worked with owners of over 50 companies to build value and deliver their strategic objectives, and has helped hundreds of CEOs of private companies as an advisor. Over the past 30 years, Chuck has been at the forefront of private business research including leading teams to create the first comprehensive set of Private Business Standards, Normalized Industry Trading Ranges for private businesses, and industry specific algorithms. His research papers and interests include the impact of generational change on long term employment, the transferability of mid-market private businesses and its impact on local communities, and the operational impacts of structural changes on performance and value. Chuck has a BA in Economics from Williams College, and a ME from MIT in Engineering & Business. He has four children and resides in VT with his wife, Jeanne.

Jess Huber, Client Relations

Jess has over 15 years experience in operations, client relations, research and process management. Before joining CoreValue Software, Jess sold and executed private events for Zoo New England and the Fairmont Corporation. As legislative liaison to U.S. Senator James Jeffords, he tracked and communicated health and disability policies throughout Vermont, while overseeing the operations of his largest district office. A Vermont native, Jess received his BA from the University of Vermont in 1993, and lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

George Sandmann, Sales

George has 20 years experience in senior management and executive roles across a variety of industries including technology, telecommunications, and boutique manufacturing.  George developed and sold bundled hardware and telecommunication services for VueCom and NuVision Technologies, and helped services provider VSPAN transition their offerings from copper telecom to IP.  His sales and marketing background includes sales to Fortune 500 and top internet service carriers.  George earned his B.A. from Hobart College, and  J.D. and MSL from Vermont Law School.  Outside of work, George hangs out with his three sons; he recharges his batteries cooking, and going on funruns with his dogs.


Directors and Advisors

  • Robert Manning, General Partner Baker Capital
  • Ralph Bradburd, Professor of Economics and the David A. Wells Professor Political Economy at Williams College
  • George Thibeault, Founder and Senior Partner Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP