Punta Gorda, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
• Wide array of innovative business approaches due to work experience in various countries, cultures and different organizations; • Wrote grants/proposal; • Consistent record of forging strong business relationships with prospects and clients; • Worldwide marketing, business development and international strategist with more than 20 years of unique cross-functional expertise in computers, business development, management and sales, project management and leadership experience; • Ability to perform with a global perspective in a competitive and fast-paced business environment. Extensive international business experience, travel and exposure to different projects and cultures; • Successful record of leading teams in the development of high-quality deliverables and peak performance while focusing on responsibilities and commitments. • Foster professional growth through mentoring relationships and focus on training and development; • Competently juggle multiple projects while maintaining the uppermost emphasis on productivity and profitability.
• Turnarounds | Business Development | Strategic Planning | Management | Board Development | Organizational Development | Forecasting | Technology Adoption | Entrepreneurship | Growth Strategies • Sales Leadership | Channel Sales Strategies, Processes & Programs | Go-to-Market Strategies | Demand Generation | Marketing | Market-Segments | Social Media | Public Relations | Promotion | Creative Writing| • Prototyping |Financing | Communications | Market-Penetration |Packaging | Branding |New Product Analysis
PhD International College Major: Management Science MSM (MBA) Northrop University Major: Management, Marketing, Economics & Finance BSEE Northrop University Major: Electronics Engineering, Minor in Business DIP (ASEE) Lakehead University Major: Computer & Electronics Engineering Florida Teacher's Certification: Physics and Mathematics (Held)
Lubin School of Business at Pace University MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship
State University of NY at Fredonia BS in Organizational Psychology (User Interface Design/Leadership) and Information Systems
I have over 50 years of retail experience. From working for my father when I was in middle and high schools to being the Chief Operating Officer of three major retailers, I have developed a wide range of skills that span other industries. I love to help business managers solve problems and to build teams making operations more efficient and more profitable. My areas of responsibility have included Finance, IT and E-business support, Logistics, Human Resources, Loss Prevention, Store Operations, Real Estate & Leasing, Store Planning and Construction. I am an avid golfer and not so avid of a fly fisherman and photographer.
Held multiple positions in all phases of operations, primarily manufacturing over a period of 18 years.. Management and start up, integration and team development within multiple locations in USA and Canada. Manager of Business Development Center while in New Zealand, (2003-2012) providing business planning, facilitation, training workshops and resources to small - medium businesses - 6 years. Project Management for District Economic Development Trust fostering regional business growth. Business Mentor in New Zealand and Pacific Islands - 7 plus years - across industry sectors. Independent contractor and business coach, conducting web based business risk assessments with follow up coaching. Follow up coaching sessions from small business workshops. 2012 - 2015 Warehouse, Supply Chain Management, Production Enhancement - Implementation of systems and team building for Plastics Injection Molding Company.
<p> </p> <p> <span> Dunedin Teachers University, Dunedin New Zealand - Graduate with Distinction</span></p> <p> <span> Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT - major Accounting / Human Resources</span></p> <p> <span>Varied Professional Development Training/Educational sessions throughout career</span></p> <p> <span> </span></p> <p> </p>
13 yrs Armstrong Prods., Research, cost service, tech service, quality control
15 yrs Winona Corp., Gen. Mgr., President, Owner Sold business in 2001
<p> BS from Purdue University 1969</p> <p> </p> <p> Masters Business St. Francis</p>
Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, store layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - franchising.
Franchising expert. Start up and acquisition.
Small business start-up.
Commercial credit and collections.
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD
B.S.degree - General Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Accounting
Over 35 years of experience in the Financial Services industry in positions of increasing responsibility. Primary career focus was in the Human Resources function, serving as the Chief Human Resource Officer. My HR roles included the full scope of the HR function. Areas of emphasis included Employee Selection processes, Compensation design and administration, benefit plan design and administration, compliance with Fair Employment Practices, employee training and development, talent assessment and workforce planning.
During my career I also had leadership and oversight responsibility for Facilities, Purchasing, Sales Administration, Compliance Operations, Food Service and Hospitality Operations. Some of this experience included the oversight responsibility for construction projects, as well as the development and execution of business plans.
BA, Taylor University, Upland Indiana, 1969
MA Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1970
I retired in 2013 from a career in law firm management. I had been the chief operating officer and the administrator for 5 years each at two Minneapolis law firms. I spend two+ years as the Finance Director at a third law firm. I ran a CPA firm for five years in Michigan. I am an inactive CPA and have my MBA in Business Administration. I taught accounting at Metropolitan State University for two years.
MBA from Metropolitan State University, Minnesota 2001</p>
Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley 1975</p>