Richard Sachs


While writing this self-serving text about my company (Radix), I’m alternately staring at my computer screen and my brand new RS signature bike, for which I think I waited about seven years. On the one hand, it was worth every second of the wait. On the other hand, it’s a little depressing not having had this ride for those seven lost years – because it’s that good.

Radix supports Richard and CYBC because Radix loves cycling. But to be honest, the real reason might be that it gives Radix bragging rights to be associated with what is an iconic brand in bicycles and cycling. Radix strives to produce top-quality work, to hone the craft of what it does, and to reinvent its approach and itself in a manner consistent with its past as it grows into its future. In that regard, Radix feels kinship with Richard and what he does.

Radix LLC is Samuel Chun. Radix has been around since 1995, and was incorporated in 2000 as a New Jersey entity; right after Sam left Harvard Business School. Sam is now at Olin Business School, and Radix is now a Missouri based LLC that provides management consulting services to a bunch of companies (mostly in the mid-west).

I’d like to tell you crisply and clearly exactly what it is Radix does, but the variety of projects it takes on makes that impractical. I can, however, tell you that Radix has helped companies buy other companies (or at least think through it), sell more stuff, spend less to do more, free up cash (in a variety of ways), and other things that consulting operations typically do.

Radix is in the privileged position of being able to pick and choose its work. In the space of potential jobs, the prime qualities that filter wheat from chaff are that the problems are real and the people Radix serves have genuinely good intentions.

Radix has enthusiastically supported Richard and CYBC since 2006, and we look forward to a long and fruitful association over the years to come.