Counselors to America's Small Business
Executive Leadership / Consultant / Account Executive / Marketing / Promotions /
Business Development / Relationship Management / Product Management / Facilitator
Marketing, sales and business development leader with a propensity to create long-term, sustainable solutions and relationships. Possess a deep understanding of what is required to take a product to market, adapt it to the customers' needs and manage changes. Strong background in contract negotiations, business-to-business sales and customer service. Expert at identifying, developing, and maintaining high-quality relationships with national and international businesses and trade associations.
Master of Business Administration, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Bachelor of Science, Public Relations, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
40 year career in the hospitality industry. Leadership positions in Restaurant and Hotel chains of various size.
Auburn University BS Finance
President, VMS-West Consulting (2002 to Present)
Executive VP Volvo Cars Asia Pacific (1996-2001)
Executive VP Volvo Cars North America (1990-1996)
Various positions/titles with Volvo starting in 1970
BC/BS of Lehigh Valley (1967-1970)
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Major: Psychology Minor: Economics
Strong background in non-profit management with additional expertise in marketing, training and development, and project management. Certified Downtown manager with over 15 years of experience in design, economic development, and promotion for both individual businesses and communities. Trained in information and referral services, career counseling and relocation assistance, with MS in Human Resources and Development. Additional expertise in retail management, customer service, business communication, and building consensus.
MS, Human Resources Development, University of Central Texas, formerly American Technological University, Killeen, TX, 1987. BA, Asian Studies, Wheaton College, 1976. Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002
<p> Ross School of Business - University of Michigan</p> <p> Masters of Business Administration, 2010</p> <p> </p> <p> Emory University</p> <p> Bachelor of Arts, 2003</p> <p> Major: Economics & International Studies, Minor: Spanish</p>
<ul> <li> St. Joseph's High School, Salem, MA (French)</li> <li> Bay State Jr. College, Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA - one year travel / trade including Spanish</li> <li> Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA - Associates in Business with honors, pursuing additional courses</li> </ul> <p> </p>
A MANAGING DIRECTOR with expertise in building profitable international software businesses, through effective business development and technical skills.
MBA - International Business and Sales - University of Durham.<br />
B.Sc. - Computing & Chemistry - University of Durham.<br />
Helping businesses and non-profits make better use of email marketing and social media efforts is an important part of helping them grow. With a background in owning a retail business, as well as a strong accounting background, I can help business owners who struggle with the many hats they must wear in order to have success.
Today I work primarily with online marketing and branding, inecluding email marketing, social media and website building.
My website is http://emailmarketing.guru
I was a student at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and am primarily self-taught. I learn quickly and easily, and am an avid reader.</p>