Counselors to America's Small Business
President & Chairman of Family Distribution Business, President All Temp Transport, General Mgr. FMS Enterprises DBA Southern Yankee BBQ
<p> B.S. Finance Indiana University</p>
A Manufacturing Executive with broad domestic and international experience leading multiple-facilities in all aspects of Business Leadership including Employee Safety, Banking & Financial Accountability, Sales & Marketing, Business Strategy Formation & Execution, Engineering, Production Operations & Facility Management, Quality Systems Management, Product-Process Development/ Continuous Improvement & New Program Launch, Technology and Culture Change, Human Resources Hiring, Development & Retention, Customer Communications & Relations, Federal, State, Local Government and Third Party Standards Compliance.
Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Back-to-Basic, 5S, 8D &amp; 5 Why &nbsp;Problem Solving Training, Quality Systems.</p>
MBA - Marketing &amp; Operations management, Wake Forest Babcock Graduate School of Management - 1981</p>
BS - Mechanical Engineering, Southern University - 1971&nbsp;</p>
35 years building software products, primarily for the healthcare IT industry from clinical workflow to analytics.
BA, Colgate University; Computer Science & Geography</p>
MBA, University of Michigan; Marketing</p>
I have practiced law, in various practice settings since first becoming licensed in 2002 (Texas) and 2003 (Missouri), respectively. In that time, I have handled a variety of legal matters, and have served as general counsel for a number of companies.
I am a former educator. As such, I consider myself a teaching attorney for my clients.
Extensive experience with family owned business as general manager in following industries:
-food (retail, convenience, manufacturing)
<p> J.D. University of Michigan</p> <p> B.A. (History) Dartmouth College</p>
I have extensive experience in all aspects of finance and banking relationships, as well as in business acquisitions and sales, and in crafting business plans. I am also very knowledgeable in accounting. I was a chief financial officer of a public company for 11 years, an investment banker for 15 years, and also practiced commercial law for 5 years. I have been an investor in small businesses and am familiar with the issues frequently arising in creating businesses and managing growth. I have also advised non-profit entities and businesses seeking to provide services to non-profits.
I was an associate attorney with Kelley Drye & Warren, a New York City based law firm, from 1977 to 1982, including one year in Tokyo, Japan. I was involved in the general commercial practice, including banking, finance, real estate finance, corporate acquisitions and advising non-profit entities.
I was an Investment banker with Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., an international money management and investment banking firm, from 1982 to 1995. During this time, I concentrated in real estate finance, including hospitality and senior housing assets, as well as private equity investments and corporate acquisitions.
I was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of Board of Directors of Six Flags, Inc. and predecessor entities, from 1995 to 2006. I was a key participant in the growth of the company from a private enterprise with three assets to a publicly owned company with assets throughout United States and Europe. I was responsible for all financial activities, including bank and other financings and relationships, budgeting, planning, and accounting, as well as other matters such as insurance and human resources.
I have been a private investor since 2006, investing in small to medium sized businesses seeking growth capital.
I have also served as director of two other public companies and two private enterprises, and as advisor to several start-up companies.
Undergraduate: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Arts. Graduated in 1974 with highest honors. Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Juris Doctor. Graduated in 1977 with honors.
Seasoned expertise in Organization Development, Financial Management and appropriate use of Technology. 48 years of experience in the US and Europe in management, engineering, organization development, teaching, training, and computer systems / network implementation, installation, customization, applications and use.. MCSE, MCT, MA, MS, BSEE. Also taught secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. Current Level II teaching license, previous department chair & director level positions. Implemented campus wide computer networks and customized software solutions. Experience in the electronics industry, schools, medical hardware, electronic health records, military contract and computer manufacturing. Past steering committee member of the Greater Boston Organization Development Network and co-founder of the Vermont OD Professional Group.
<p> Stonehill College</p>
Worked primarily in the Accounting and Finance arena with a large multi-national manufacturing corporation. Areas of responsibility include Billing and Invoicing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Scheduling and Financial forecasting. Prepared Annual Business Plans, Long Range Plans and Monthly forecasts and, subsequently developed change analyses comparing these forecasts to actual results. Involved in International Trade Commission submissions from a financial perspective on various anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues. After retiring I took several positions in the Hospitality Industry, primarily focused on Customer Service.
<p> Accounting degree from Robert Morris University Business degree from The Pennsylvania State University</p>