Dick Cross is the founder and Managing Principal of The Cross Partnership III, a 22-year-old, Boston-based, “hands-on” consulting and turn-around firm focused on improving the operating and financial performance of businesses owned by financial sponsors. Over the past decade, his firm has intervened effectively as consultants, advisors and interim presidents in more than 100 businesses ranging from start-ups to mature industrials. Dick has served as an interim President/CEO, leading successful business transitions in eight companies over the past twelve years. In addition, he is a founding partner of Alston Capital Partners, a private equity fund investing in mid-tier businesses that are currently under performing their potentials and the author of "Just Run It! Running Your Business Is Easier Than You Think." He can be reached at http://dickcross.com/cross-partnership.