San Antonio, TX
Counselors to America's Small Business
Expert in business plans and very knowledgeable in exporting and foreign markets. Ran worldwide corporations. Years of experience in marketing and finance. Also, fluent in Spanish, French and Italian and Portuguese.
42 years in business. Expertise in Sales and Marketing. Last 22 years as CEO of 5 companies mostly doing turnarounds. Business Markets include Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Consumer Products, Home and School Supplies, Paper Products, Entertainment Products. -Dart Distributing, CEO - Manco Products, CEO -Le Page's Inc, CEO -National Patent.Medical, CEO -Graham Medical Products, General Manager
BS Management , and Economics, Southern Illinois University MBA Business Management, and; Economics, Indiana State University Leadership, Decision-Making in Organizations, Yale University, American Management Association Brand Management, Advanced Brand Management &amp;amp; General Sales Manager Seminars.</p>
International Trade, Importing, Exporting, International Manufacturing, Finding foreign suppliers.
Forty years international experience living and working abroad first as Vice-President for a major U.S. trading company and then with my own company. Experienced in exporting/importing both consumer and industrial products. Set up joint ventures with foreign companies both in the U.S. and overseas.
President Taipei American Chamber of Commerce, Director American Chamber, Manila, testified on international trade matters Joint Economic Committee U.S. Congress. Please see:
BS Business Administration, University of Calif., Berkeley: SEP, Stanford School of Business
My strengths are in Sales ( Manufacturers Representatives) and Business Management & Operations. Prior to retiring in 2003 I owned and operated an Independent Manufacturers Representative Firm from 1981-2003, selling primarily to appliance manufacturers and some automotive, including servicing the manufacturing facilities and working with their respective engineering departments. Before starting the Rep Firm I was a small town New Car Dealer from 1972-1981, which includes new and used car sales, leasing, part sales, car maintenance and body shop repair.
<p> BBA University of Iowa, USAF Flight School, General Motors Institute Dealer program</p>
EXPERT IN MERCHANDISING, CLOTHING AND HOME FURNISHING. Very experienced in Business Operations. 37 year career in the Department Store and Discount Store Business. Federated Department Stores, the May Company Stores and Bradlees Stores. Finally, capping this career, first President and CEO of Jamesway Stores and then President and CEO of Weiners Stores. Brought both companies out of bankruptcy and as new companies on THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. Mentor or entrepreneur of the year in South Florida.
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
WHARTON SCHOOL SENIOR MANAGEMENT STUDIES
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
41 years in commercial banking, on the Operation side.
SCORE Accredited Counselor 2006 to present;
Commercial lender, sales, Business Plans, Consumer Credit Counseling, Information Technology, Commercial lending small businesses
BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, psychology
MAB, Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Expert in Franchises. Very knowledge Hotel Management, Business Strategy and Planning. Also, numerous years of marketing experience. Many years in the hotel and restaurant industries as an owner and as Sr Vice President of a NYSE listed restaurant chain. Fifteen years as a management consultant with both large and small entrepreneurial companies in many industries located throughout western United States. I am proud to be a Certified Management Consultant, certified by the prestigious Institute of Management Consultants of Washington D.C. Graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Management.
As a consultant and mentor my goal was to help prevent my clients from making the same mistakes that I did when I was in their shoes. Now, I am happy to have the opportunity to bring that many years of of consulting and mentoring experience to my SCORE clients.
Graduate, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Certified Management Consultant, one of less than 2000 in the USA, by the Institute of Management Consultants, Washington DC
I have owned and operated 2 of my own clothing companies. I'm considered an expert in retail and wholesale business strategies. I'm also an import and export expert. My previous experience includes roles as a department store merchant and buyer. I also have wholesale and manufacturing experience in women's, men's and children's clothing and fashion accessories.