Meet the Team
Bob Marik founded The Litchfield Group after having been affiliated with two other Washington area mergers and acquisitions firms. He was formerly President and Director of Reese Communications Companies, a local public relations firm. Before that, he had been Vice President for Public Affairs of Merck & Co., Inc. for over six years. He has held the positions of Vice President, General Manager and Director of RedKen Laboratories, a cosmetics company; Chief Financial Officer of a subsidiary of TRW, Inc. and later Director of Strategic Planning of another TRW subsidiary. Mr. Marik has served as Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management in the (then) U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and as Associate Director in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Wei Ferrara has been in the business sales and acquisitions field since 1998. She brings unique expertise in all aspects of retail business, including sales, financing and franchising. Prior to joining The Litchfield Group, she was with a large Maryland firm. She then founded her own highly successful firm, working with buyers and sellers in retail and food businesses, with an emphasis on franchises. Her earlier career included 10 years of mortgage banking and SBA Lending. She worked as a Loan Officer for a nationwide company and then founded her own mortgage brokerage firm. She has also owned several retail businesses, as well as having been a vendor of car phones, pay phones and office phone systems. She has an academic background in Computer Science and Accounting, and, in addition to English, she speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.