Meet the HBS Team: Richard H. Bell, II, Chairman

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Richard H. Bell IIRick formed Harvard Business Services, Inc. on March 2, 1981 and has led the company from a bootstrapped start-up to the recognized leader in the industry. Rick studied at TASIS (The American School in Switzerland), Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of California (Berkley), but never got a degree.

In 1969, he quit college and went to work for Rolling Stone magazine in its infancy and became their first National Circulation Director. Later Rick formed several publishing companies and eventually became a consultant to publishers. He moved from California to Wilmington, Delaware in 1980 to become Business Manager of The Company Corporation, a do-it-yourself incorporation service. Rick has also served Delaware as a member of the Governor's High Tech Task force, the Governor's International Marketing Committee and as an elected official (Recorder of Deeds).

Rick is a Trustee of Franklin College and a member of the Board of Directors of TASIS in Lugano, Switzerland.

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