Richard L. Sobotka

Richard L. Sobotka
President, Management Development Group

(216) 928-5429


Rick has been President of Management Development Group, Ltd for over 30 years. He focuses on implementing management and leadership systems and training to maximize leadership growth, increase employee productivity and enhance performance from a behavioral perspective. Rick teaches leaders how to grow and develop their employees and their business.

Areas of Specialization

Leadership Development
Organization Assessment and Development
Culture Change
Executive Team Assessment and Development
Human Capital Assessment
Business Development
Talent Management
Sales Training and Development
Executive Coaching
Merging Cultures


Master of Science in Education, 1980, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Bachelors of Science in Education, 1975, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Certified Master Trainer And Facilitator

Predictive Index Management System
Customer Focused Selling
Selling Skills Assessment Tool

Community/Philanthropic Pursuits

Board Member - Epilepsy Board of Northern Ohio – two terms (eight years), retired
Former Loaned Executive to United Way – Youngstown, Ohio

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at Regional and National meetings as well as author of articles in the areas of:
   o Employee development
   o Managing change
   o Leadership development
   o Employee assessment
   o Talent management
   o Human Capital assessment during due diligence