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Richard (Ric) Franzi

Orange County, California

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Ric is the author of two books:  CRITICAL MASS: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO PEER GROUPS which is the best selling book on about the CEO Peer Group phenomena and CRITICAL MASS: The Power of CEO Guiding Principles a book, he co-authored with Doug Gfeller, featuring a diverse set of Orange County Executives sharing their core principles for leading a successful business.

Ric is a sought after speaker on topics of interest for entrepreneurs and business executives.  He has spoken to numerous groups and has been invited to speak at the 2012 TEDX-Irvine Conference.


He and his work have been featured in national media:,, various talk shows, as well as local publications: Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register, OC Metro Minute and national educational outlets such as: American Express OPEN Forum. 


His popular business talk shows:  CRITICAL MASS and CRITICAL MASS: Coast to Coast offer a unique opportunity to gain insight and advice from the business experiences of his guests.  Ric’s shows are syndicated online and archives are available, on Apple’s iTunes and other podcasting services.

Ric is a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of peer learning for business executives.  Ric and his business partner lead CEO Peer Groups and provide Executive Coaching for many successful Orange County firms.

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