Counselors to America's Small Business
I was one of five founding partners who took TLA Entertainment Group from it's first phase as a Repertory Cinema with 20 employees through conception, funding, structural setup and operations. The company subsequently added seven award winning video stores, 12 catalogs annually, international websites, film festivals, wholesale distribution in the US and the UK, and has evolved into a leading multi-channel e-commerce business. At the peak of the video business, the company grossed 30 million dollars annually and employed 200 people. In January of 2014, the founding partners were bought out. I became an independent Silpada Designs sales representative, a home party based company. In September of 2014, I enrolled in the John Maxwell Leadership Training Certification Program and am in the process of becoming an executive coach.
I also helped start the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance and the Philadelphia Film Festival, 2 non-profit organizations that ran 2 film festivals annually. I oversaw operations, volunteers, ticketing and events.
I graduated from Kirkland College, now Hamilton College, with a BA in Anthropology.</p>
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>
Pharmacist / Pharmacy Consultant with extensive experience working for a fortune 25 and successful entrepreneurial start up pharmacy staffing firm. Proven abilities in Pharmacy employee development, pharmacy management, and leadership skills.
AMERISOURCEBERGEN Corporation, Wayne, PA 2002 - 2014
PHARMACY HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS Division
Vice President of Pharmacy Staffing Operations, Nationwide
Managing Consultant Ambulatory Pharmacies
Developed and implemented Pharmacy Staffing policies, procedures and protocols including sales and recruiting marketing strategies, sales techniques and pricing structures for all internal and external customers.
Oversaw the development of new Health System based Ambulatory Pharmacies from inception to opening.
PHARMASTAT INC. Baltimore Maryland 1988 - 2002
Founder and COO
Developed a regional pharmacy staffing resource for all practice settings. Provided pharmacy employees on a temp, temp to hire, and direct hire basis.
1976 - 1980
The first fifteen years of my career was spent at the RAND Corporation, the federal government’s premier national strategy and defense consultancy, where I rose from junior researcher to Vice President.
Thereafter, I spent fifteen years at the highest levels of the federal government's as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Senior Intelligence Service, and Senior National Intelligence Service. I held senior positions including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of the US Navy’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Deputy Director of US Air Force’s Strategic Planning Directorate, Director of FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness department, and Deputy Director of Systems Analysis for the Director of National Intelligence.
<p> Kenyon College, cum laude, with honors, BA</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Ohio State University, MA, PhD</span></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 1.385em;">Case Western Reserve, School of Law, JD</span></p>
<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>
25 years with Hewlett-Packard Co. Responsibilities for sales and sales management as a national account manager for hardware, software, services and infrastructure support / outsourcing. Dallas, TX & Tampa FL
2 years with an HP reseller in a startup office in Tampa Florida
2 years with Grainger as a sales manager representing thousands of industrial products as part of a new corporate program in central Florida.
2 years self employed consulting in the IT infrastructure marketplace for a local central Florida business.
<p> BS Degree</p>