Counselors to America's Small Business
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Content Strategist
Search engines have taken over the ease of online business and one's rank can determine if they grow or diminish in a single click of a button. My experience in search engine optimization (SEO), a relatively young field, began as an intern with an online lead generation company. Its evolved into ghostwriting for online marketing companies and small business owners unfamiliar with the importance of an online presence and/or building a reputable site that reaches a top position on Google, Yahoo and other leading search engines.
If you're trying to figure out the basics of building an online presence, I can help you start this journey. The world of SEO and content marketing is exponential; your progress in building a solid online marketing plan is important no matter how small your company may seem. Growth requires globalization, credibility and organic content that reaches your target market. Search engine optimization (SEO) is a costly venture for most small businesses, but I will introduce techniques and lead you in a direction that exceeds your expectations while staying within your budget.
Your budget means very little when you begin using the millions of tools and media outlets available online. I can introduce you to guerrilla marketing techniques that require very little investment as well as build the level of engagement you have with your current market.
Management Consulting - Manufacturing Operations and Materials Management (supply chain)
Staff level Supply Chain Manager - all aspects of SCM, from forecasting to distribution - Fred Jones Manufacturing - automotive remanufacturing for Ford and GM warranty programs
Logistics Consultant for UniGroup's 3PL - specializing in business development and logistics solutions development
Supply Chain Analyst and Program Manager for USTRANSCOM
Double BS - Management and Marketing, Missouri State University</p>
MBA - Oklahoma City University</p>
MPS - Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University</p>
VP of Refining, Refining Facilities Manager, Corporate Refining, Commercial and Operations Planning Manager, and Business Development/Acquisition Manager; for Independent and Major Corporations. Broad experience in developing and purchasing new businesses, expanding and improving existing businesses-performances, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer goods & services into local and national markets.
During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing, troubleshooting and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.
Expert in business development and operations improvement, purchasing and selling businesses, manufacturing and products/services development, supply chains and projects management, and developing many technologies. Available for face-to-face Counseling on Mondays 10 AM-2 PM at the Greater Phoenix SCORE office at E. Thomas Rd. and N. Central Ave. (September-May) and by Email year-round.
Professional Experience and Resume:
- During College years I owned and operated an independent auto repair shop.
- 25 years experience in the oil, gas and power businesses. Started as an Engineer with responsibilities to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot, improve and optimize Refining and Chemical Plant processing units. Over the years I held and advanced through numerous positions including Projects Design, Development & Management, Engineering Manager, and Plant Manager of multiple Refiners.
- 10 years experience at the Corporate Management level. Responsibilities included VP of Refining, Refining & Commercial Operations Planning, Optimization and Strategy Development Manager, Business Development Manager including Corporation acquisitions-mergers and major asset evaluations-acquisitions, and Supply Chain Management.
- After retiring from Corporate life, became an Energy Consultant and Researcher. Most recently joined the SCORE team to counsel and mentor entrepreneurs, new business startups, and help improve-grow existing small businesses.
B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA
Grelite Corp., Plantation, Florida
Co- Founder/ ICEO (Jan 2011 – Present)
Link Construction Group, Miami, Florida
Assistant Project Manager (April 2014 – August 2014)
Skanska USA Building /Foster, Miami Garden, Florida
Field/ Project Engineer (May 2013 – May 2014)
Fedtronix, LLC, Fedtronix.com
COO/ Business Manager (January 2010 – April 2012)
ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Project Manager (January 2009 – September 2012)
ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Intern/ Field engineer (May 2006 – January 2009)
Broward Meat and Fish, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Employee (January 2007 – January 2009)
<strong>Florida International University, Miami, FL</strong></p>
<span>Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (Magna cum Laude) </span></li>
Business administration (Minor), Honors College ARCH program</li>
<strong>Broward College, Davie, FL </strong></p>
Associates of Arts degree in Civil Engineering (Honors)</li>
Rochester Institute of Technology
- Photography, BS
- Instructional Technology, MS
University of Southern Maine
- Adult Education, MS
Senior Leader with proven success in P&L Management, operations, and marketing. Consistently delivers results to key stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability.
Specialties: Organizational Leader, Profit Improvement, Strategic Planning, Merges & Acquisitions, Cost Reduction, Earnings Growth, Contract Negotiation, New Business Development, New Product Development
Xavier University - BS, Marketing</p>
Harvard University - Program on Negotiations</p>
Consultant - Ran my own LLC for several years.
IT executive (CIO) leadership and management in healthcare and insurance industries.
Project Management Professional (PMP) in multiple industries.
MBA - Management</p>
PMP - Project Management Professional</p>
Certified SCORE Mentor</p>
CHA - Certificate in Healthcare Administration</p>
John is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business as a personal computer consultant straight out of college. It was a time when IBM had just introduced the first PC and the Macintosh still referred to the edible kind of apple.
John has built seven businesses ranging from software training to software development and entrepreneurial coaching. He is currently enrolled in the Robbins-Madanes Core 100 and completing his training in Strategic Intervention; a skill he is currently applying in his side practice of small business mentorship.
John's day job is working with Westat, an employee owned firm specializing in social science research, statistical analysis, and evidence-based communications. He consults with the Census Bureau in the development of software for survey collection. He is an evangelist for the balanced adoption of Empirical Process Controls alongside Defined Process. He has extensive experience with Agile Software development methodologies such as Scrum. He has spent several years in depth study of Lean Startup practices and has attended the Lean + Agile DC Executive Summit for the past three years.
John is the principal author of "Application of Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) to Professional Service Firms", JABE. He is currently earning a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and plans to focus on the specialized situation of small to mid sized businesses.
John is a volunteer in the SBA SCORE program and mentors small businesses with a specialization in the psychology of small business ownership. He is also an accomplished speaker celebrating twenty years of experience through Toastmasters International and other venues.
There are patterns to success; and failure. My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"
BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>