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Riochi Giles is a consultant and trusted advisor who helps small business owners and entrepreneurs articulate and achieve their goals and overcome roadblocks to success.  Her clients say they most value Riochi for her broad and deep business expertise, her ability to solve difficult problems, and how she both motivates and genuinely invests in them.

As President of Giles Consulting, Riochi and her team serve their clients in:

  • Establishing and maintaining their businesses and improving profitability and performance.
  • Installing key business functions such as financial planning, tax preparation, Accounting, invoicing, payroll, and cost optimization.
  • Conducting robust business performance assessments and process improvement initiatives.
  • Launching new businesses and helping individuals manage transitions into entrepreneurial roles.
  • Enhancing personal performance, health and wellness, and work-life balance.

Her clients include small to mid-size businesses and start-ups in hospitality, retail, transportation, security, and financial, among others. She is an especially valuable collaborative partner and resource to clients in high growth mode and/or facing critical business and life decisions.

An advisor and coach over her entire career, Riochi spent 15 years in cross-functional roles with Occidental Petroleum, Citi, Merrill Lynch, and Lehman Brothers.  Her areas of responsibilities included financial planning and analysis, deal support, compliance, and data analysis and management.

In addition to leading Giles Consulting, Riochi is the Executive Director of The RM Society, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowerment and life skills support for at-risk youth in the Texas Gulf coast area.  She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Texas Southern University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), where she was inducted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.  She holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Houston.  Riochi is passionate about her large family, helping others, and staying physically fit.