West Orange, NJ
Counselors to America's Small Business
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>
Expertise in management, consulting, training, analytics, survey development, software development, technology strategy, project management, business analysis, customer relationship management, team building and technical writing.
Experience in the following industries: computer, retail, financial services, healthcare insurance, education, survey research, and printing.
MBA - Business Administration</p>
BA - Mathematics</p>
InPower Marketing, Owner
InPower Marketing provides clients with innovative, effective, and fairly priced multi-media marketing solutions that build stronger brands and convert prospects into customers.
Bridge Web Hosting, Owner
Bridge offers professional web hosting, email hosting and domain registration services for businesses.
Valley Fiestas, Owner
Valley Fiestas is an online directory that focuses specifically on businesses that provide services for special events.
California State University, Fresno CA.<br />
BA in Business Administration, concentration on Information Systems</p>
MFA - University of Hartford</p>
Barry Marks is a Partner with IntelliCom Analytics, leading global market research and operational management of the firm’s Market Intelligence Programs and Professional Services in the Communications and Information Technology industries. Under Mr. Marks’ leadership, the firm provides industry-leading executive counsel in such areas as strategic business model planning, opportunity targeting, competitive benchmarking and performance improvement, go-to-market strategy and development, and pricing and software strategy and policies. Market areas of distinctive expertise include Enterprise Network Convergence and IP Telephony Infrastructure; Business Communications Applications; Lifecycle, Professional, Managed and Hosted Services; and Enterprise Mobility.
Mr. Marks has over 35 years of leadership experience in the IT and Telecommunications industries involving both technology and service providers as well as executive advisory roles. Prior to IntelliCom Analytics, Mr. Marks was Sr. VP and COO of InfoTech, responsible for business development and management of InfoTech’s Professional Services practice and market research activities. At Comdisco, Mr. Marks was VP of Consulting Services, leading custom consulting and program management services to Fortune 500 clients involving engagements in Network Design and Implementation, Data Center/Network Migration and Relocation, Web Hosting Services, Business Continuity, and Storage Area Network Design and Implementation.
At Gartner Group, Mr. Marks was Vice President/General Manager for Consulting Services, actively directing and participating in engagements for both providers and end-users; covering a broad spectrum of technology areas including voice/data communications, enterprise networking, mainframe and mid-range computing platforms, Web-based applications and systems management.
Prior to his executive advisory positions, Mr. Marks held key business development and marketing positions at IBM and AT&T, including responsibilities for business partnership development involving Web-based hosted applications infrastructures and services, business planning, and competitive research and market intelligence.
Mr. Marks earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and a Masters in Public Administration (majors in Computer Sciences and Operations Research) from American University.
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>
Floyd's professional career includes domestic and international experience in engineering, construction management, IT and most recently, financial wealth management.
BS Electrical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC</p>
MBA (with Distinction) Nation University, San Diego, CA</p>