Counselors to America's Small Business
24 years in Fortune 500 sales, marketing and product management in analytical instrumentation industry. 10 years in small and midsize organizations in instrumentation and services market. Concurrently owned small family service based business for 7 years.
BS - Medical Technology - University of Bridgeport</p>
MBA - Management and Organizational Behavior - University of Bridgeport</p>
Executive Development Program - Northeastern University</p>
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>
MBA, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Henry Bloch School of Management Executive Program
BA - Biology, Wake Forest University
Electronic engineer at IBM Development Labs in Poughkeepsie, NY
Manager quality assurance at Harris Computer Systems Div
Product Manager at Airpax Inc
President Digital Data Systems Inc
Professor Business at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor Electrical Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca NY</p>
MBA, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL</p>
Doctorate in Higher Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL</p>
B.F.A. Fine Art, Wilkes University
Post Graduate Studies, School of Visual Arts, Communication Design, Syracuse University
Professional Studies, Interactive Strategy, University of San Francisco
Founder and CEO of an Environmental and Construction Services firm. Founded in 1986 as a start-up the firm expanded with branch offices and affiliated operations in five regional locations. My experience includes business development, strategic growth initiatives, staff development and hiring, estimating, pricing and bidding strategies, safety and worker compensation, risk and litigation control, identification of critical metrics.
The firm was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a top 100 inner city businesses based on growth rate.
After building the firm's value through growth and a stable experienced management team the firm was sold to a Private Equity Group in 2012. After a one year employment contract I retired in 2013. The firm continues to operate successfully today.
Bachelor of Science degree, Cal Poly Pomona </p>
Highly successful corporate marketing and advertising executive with over 40 years experience in franchised quick service and fast casual restaurants, franchised education services and franchised automotive aftermarket businesses. Also served in senior executive level positions at multinational advertising agencies. Developed award winning marketing and sales promotion tactics for restaurants.
Business management skills include strategic planning, brand development, product development, marketing/sales promotion, public relations, advertising and related creative services.
Nichols College, Dudley, MA
Expert in sales and marketing and very knowledgeable in Business operations.
A high performing sales and marketing executive with experience in product distribution, managing wholesale networks, brand programming, sales presentations to wholesale and retail network, building sales teams, creating and managing budgets, and achieving profitability objectives in the consumer goods industry as a Manager and Senior Manager
Managed sales and brand activities in numerous markets throughout the United States in compliance with state law.; Had responsibility for the largest sales region in the U.S. generating over $75 million in net profit. In addition, Mentored direct reports in order for them to succeed in future jobs of more responsibility. Held executive and management positions at Joseph E. Seagrams and Sons and Bacardi USA.
1975 to 2012 Worked in various sales and field marketing management positions within the Consumer Goods Industry..
The majority of my career being spent at Joseph E. Seagram's companies from 1977-2001. Joseph E Seagram's was sold in December of 2001.
Bacardi Rum Company from 2002 to 2012. Retired April 1, 2012.
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing ;Adelphi University, Garden City, NY Continuous education seminars during business career including seminars in:
37 years as professional development trainer. Facilitated workshops on interpersonal skills such as:
MBA in Personnel Administration & Organizational Psychology
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>