Coral Springs, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
Over 30 years of executive retail experience. Accomplished executive with extensive experience in operations, P&L management, corporate leadership and large sales volume. A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in start-ups, turnaround and growth organizations. track record of increasing sales, market penetration and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost. Excel in dynamic demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused. Managed multi-unit organizations for several retail formats including big box merchandise, specialty apparel and closeout. Worked in several regions of the US including the Southeast and the West Coast. Recently served as COO of a small closeout retail chain located in Canada.
Bachelor Degree__Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama</p>
Professional Development__University of Miami Entrepreneurial Program, Blanchard Situational Leadership,</p>
Gallup University Great Leader Program</p>
Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)
General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)
Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.
GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)
GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)
Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).
VP - IPCO Corp
President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.
Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)
GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)
GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)
President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)
Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager
Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)
BS Physics - Fordham University</p>
MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>
Rochester Institute of Technology
- Photography, BS
- Instructional Technology, MS
University of Southern Maine
- Adult Education, MS
20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.
<p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a> <strong>1974 BS Degree in Economics</strong></p> <p> </p>
32+ years in corporate America
Small business owner
MBA - Marketing & Statistics</p>
Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>
University of Connecticut School of Business, Hartford, CT May 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing and Business Analytics
Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, China July 2005
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Technology)
Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo.
Master Degree in Business from Ashland College.
11 year corporate retail career covering international sourcing, manufacturing, fabric, trim, product development and brand management.
BFA in Fashion marketing</p>
Countryman Business Consultants, Linn Creek & Eldon, MO January 2002 - Current
Technology Consultant & Implementation Liaison – Technology Sales & Business Improvement Initiatives. Ensure technology implementations meet or exceed proposed delivery specifications and customer satisfaction. This includes
Business Process Consultant and Project Manager - Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential clients to promote service and product offerings. Develop proposals, conduct presentations and finalized engagement contracts. Plan and deliver engagements, including the integration of industry best practices and appropriate business process controls, development of project timelines and allocation of project resources. Relieve or eliminate organizational issues while streamlining daily operations and controls. Provide multi-faceted business plans, including high-level financing and management tools to low-level process procedures and checklists.
Recent Accomplishments - Redesigned virtually all of a companies core business processes, integrated real-time business controls and management tracking measures to reduce cycle time by 87 days and annual process costs by $108,000. Designed and installed new corporate wide information collection, automated processing and Intranet access and management systems.
Holosofx Incorporated, El Segundo, CA April 2000 – December 2003
Business Analyst & Lead Project Consultant
Lead and managed consulting engagement project teams, communicated with internal and external stakeholders. Developed executive reports related to financial results and performance enhancement metrics. Notable clients include Southwestern Bell Corporation, Principal Financial Group, and CNA Insurance. This partnership was subsequently purchased by IBM Global Services in 2004.
Meridian Enterprises, Hazelwood, MO March 1999 - February 2000
Pricing Estimator & Quality Assurance Manager
Developed estimation process, coordinated issue and billing closures for all departments. Managed production requests, daily operations and supporting data collection and retention. Implemented corporate-wide quality assurance program to existing industry standards.
MasterCard International, St. Louis, MO November 1994 - February 1999
Internal IT Auditor
Completed all phases of the audit process (planning, testing and reporting). Audited large scale transaction processing system on Mainframes, Tandem and UNIX platforms. Identified and evaluated risks and their associated controls relative to specific business processes, business applications, data center operations and IT infrastructure. Assessed controls for change management process, including application design, development and implementation. Presented issues and new design proposals to CEO and staff. Prepared support & regulatory documentation.
Identified and resolved network, system and transaction processing problems. Monitored network systems and alarm calls to ensure proactive identification and resolution of problems or issues.
MBA - Marketing and Accounting Saint Louis University - August 1993
BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991
MBA - Marketing and Accounting Saint Louis University - August 1993</p>
BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991</p>