October 20, 2022Cleveland, OH — River Rock Advisors (RRA), a value chain management consultancy for manufacturing and distribution companies, has received the 2022 Weatherhead 100 Award in the Upstart category.

The awards are issued by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Upstart award winners are fast-growing companies with 15 or fewer employees and net sales of less than $5 million in the previous year.

The Weatherhead 100 awards were established in 1988 and recognize for-profit organizations that are leading the way in growth in key Northeast Ohio counties. Winners are determined by the percentage of growth over the past five years.

“The past few years have been strong for River Rock Advisors,” said RRA Partner and Co-Founder Gary Jones. “Our clients have experienced a variety of unprecedented changes, and as a result have had a greater need than ever to better understand and forecast demand in an increasingly complex economic environment. Their trust in our team is what led to this award, and we’re truly grateful for their partnership.”

Along with other award recipients, River Rock Advisors will attend this year’s Weatherhead 100 celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2022 in downtown Cleveland.

“We’re extremely proud of all that our team has accomplished since we were founded in 2013,” said RRA Partner and Co-Founder Steve Keener. “We have a talented group of people who are helping companies in multiple industries become more efficient, proactive, and productive. I want to thank them for all that they’ve done for the business and our clients. We look forward to continuing to produce strong results for clients for years to come.”

About River Rock Advisors

River Rock Advisors is a leading value chain management firm that partners with manufacturing and distribution organizations worldwide to develop and implement solutions with a specific focus on cross-functional whitespace challenges. Its analytical approach considers industry- and process-specific metrics to help client leadership teams make data-driven decisions and navigate change effectively.