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)
40 years with Macys. Jobs including store management, buying & distribution, basics planning, credit & customer service, physical inventory, POS systems, advertising, operations & prepress, systems installation, capital planning, training
B.A., Stanford University, Economics
25+ years in Sales and Strategic Management, primarily in Technology related companies. Successfully launched, grew and ultimately sold a business focused on in home care. Currently serving in various volunteer roles for non-profit organizations.
Humboldt State University- BA in psychology and Minor in Business Admin
45+ year career that includes design, development and implementation for Aerospace and Military (member of Mars Viking Lander design and development team and Space Shuttle proposal team), Marketing Manager / VP Sales in Computer, CAE/CAD/CAM related industries and managed manufacturing operations and sales providing Industrial Workstations including design, fabrication, sales, etc.
MBA Finance / Marketing - UCLA MS Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University BS Aerospace Engineering - Penn State University
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 am an entrepreneur with a winning attitude, effective leadership skills and a strong work ethic. I learn quickly and contribute immediately. I have a solid understanding of how to work within the Greater Omaha Business Community, and I have a lifetime of experience developing professional relationships. I understand the value of a customer/member and the importance of retention. I am a difference maker and I offer a competitive advantage. I look for new/creative ways to help the company I work for remain relevant for our customers/members and our community.
I have worked in the Travel Industry for well over 25 years. But, 11 years ago I decided to open my own travel agency with a partner and we became Let's Go! Travel. We were the first home based travel agency in Tuolumne County.
During these past 11 years I have had to face the challenges of re-defining myself as a Travel Consultant, facing the increasing need to be available in all types of formats (mobile, web, social media) and just meeting the ever growing small business economic changes.
High School Graduate
Attending college courses in Business Administration, Business Accounting, Office Management - though have never received a college degree.
I continuously keep up with courses specific to my profession, have earned my accreditation with the Cruise Industry (CLIA) and the National Association of Travel Agents (NACTA).
I have also been awarded destination specialist distinctions for Hawaii, France and Italy.
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>
Summary Strategic Business Planning / M&A Experience / Sales Team Leadership New Product & Market Development Rich has over thirty years of experience in executive management with both major corporations and small start-ups. He served as the president of two companies and in varies senior management positions in sales, marketing, and business & product development. He provided strong leadership & management in the areas of strategic business positioning, product definition & development and establishment of a clear and compelling customer focus. In addition, Rich had direct responsibility for raising investment capital and M&A activities. He prides himself on his strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills and expertise in building a high performance management team which develops solid relationships with customers and other business stakeholders. TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS * Led the successful turnaround of a privately held IC equipment firm into a merger with a larger company * Effectively managed the product-development / market introduction for new products for two start-up companies. Raised seed and development funding from major corporations in the USA and Japan. * Introduced and led the formal PDP (Product Development Processes) for new, innovative 300mm production equipment for the semiconductor industry. * Led a successful introduction of a web- based ecommerce business that marketed and sold high end tech equipment though a website to a global customer base. * Introduced the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) process to improve both profitability and customer satisfaction for after sales system market.
<p> US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO - BS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - MS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford Business School, Palo Alto, CA - MBA</p>