Lakewood Ranch, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
I am a degreed Electronics Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has received two patents and worked for large and small companies mainly in the area of communications, networks and systems. I have managed large technical groups scattered across the US as well as start-ups. I have gained a proficiency in creating large budgets, spreadsheets, formal presentations and cost justifications. My technical areas of expertise has been cellular systems, paging, Hyperthermia (treatment of cancer using RF), secure voice, secure networks, cryptology, SDN (software defined networks) and network controls systems and topology.
I have a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
I have spent the later parts of my career managing the repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines and their components. This included Site and Operations Management, with Profit and Loss responsibilities for my business units. Responsibilities included developing Public/Private Partnerships and implementing Lean Practices both in Repair and Overhaul shops and Distribution Centers.
<p> MBA, International Finance, University of Miami, 1999</p> <p> Masters of Arts, Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 1979</p> <p> Bachelor Of Science, Mathematics, Florida Atlantic University, 1975</p>
NIK has 20+ years of global experience in Energy, Infrastructure, Insurance and Healthcare industries. He co-founded and successfully developed a Swiss domiciled Insurance company focusing on risk management of large energy, infrastructure, industrial projects and facilities world-wide. Prior to his last venture, NIK worked to develop the large power projects business for a leading Engineering Multinational in Asia & Middle East. NIK started his career in the operations function of a global consumer healthcare company. Since 2007 NIK is involved in mentoring start-ups and angel funding.
<ul> <li> Mechanical Engineer</li> <li> MBA</li> </ul>
A professional with 08+ years of industry experience in managing transformation engagements in Management Consulting, Product Evaluation, Vendor Selection, Market Research, IT Portfolio Assessment, and Custom Solutions Designing. Primarily worked as Management Consultant, and Project Manager with Most Forward Looking Clients in Manufacturing, Logistics, Utilities and Non-Conventional Energy Generation Companies.
I am a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) from APICS, USA and have Post Graduate Degree in Industrial Engineering (Strategy and Operations) and Graduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I have hands on experience in conducting client workshops, digital marketing, market research and data analytics.
I have been consistently recognized by my clients and employers for my ability to deliver outstanding results. I have won ‘Above and Beyond Call of Duty’ Award, ‘Consulting Excellence’, and ‘Going Extra Mile’ from Cognizant Business Consulting and got nominated for ‘Consultant of the Year’, a highly coveted award in business consulting practice.
<p> <p> &lt;p&gt; Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with Honors&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering (Strategy and Operations) from Tier - 1 Institute&lt;/p&gt;</p></p>
I have over 50 years of retail experience. From working for my father when I was in middle and high schools to being the Chief Operating Officer of three major retailers, I have developed a wide range of skills that span other industries. I love to help business managers solve problems and to build teams making operations more efficient and more profitable. My areas of responsibility have included Finance, IT and E-business support, Logistics, Human Resources, Loss Prevention, Store Operations, Real Estate & Leasing, Store Planning and Construction. I am an avid golfer and not so avid of a fly fisherman and photographer.
Held multiple positions in all phases of operations, primarily manufacturing over a period of 18 years.. Management and start up, integration and team development within multiple locations in USA and Canada. Manager of Business Development Center while in New Zealand, (2003-2012) providing business planning, facilitation, training workshops and resources to small - medium businesses - 6 years. Project Management for District Economic Development Trust fostering regional business growth. Business Mentor in New Zealand and Pacific Islands - 7 plus years - across industry sectors. Independent contractor and business coach, conducting web based business risk assessments with follow up coaching. Follow up coaching sessions from small business workshops. 2012 - 2015 Warehouse, Supply Chain Management, Production Enhancement - Implementation of systems and team building for Plastics Injection Molding Company.
<p> </p> <p> <span> Dunedin Teachers University, Dunedin New Zealand - Graduate with Distinction</span></p> <p> <span> Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT - major Accounting / Human Resources</span></p> <p> <span>Varied Professional Development Training/Educational sessions throughout career</span></p> <p> <span> </span></p> <p> </p>
I have worked in Purchasing for over 40+ years. My background includes DOD, US Navy & NASA as a Contracting Officer. For the past 6 years I have worked for SAMMinistries, a not-for-profit helping the homeless in San Antonio, TX. I have worked for 12 years as a Purchasing Agent for Hospitals. This work includes Stanford University Hospital, CA & Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, NM.
<p> AA Health Services Administration Keiser University Daytona Beach, FL.</p>
University of Detroit-BA