Counselors to America's Small Business
Expert in Business Operations. Very knowledgeable in Business Management. Experienced in Cash flow management and Business Planning and Business Operations. 38 years in key management positions in food manufacturing, packaging and distribution business, involving: manufacturing and engineering, strategic planning, costing, finance, capital investment, logistics, organization development, mergers and acquisitions, product development, and MIS. Responsible for 4 production facilities. retired as VP of Operations and VP of Corporate Development. Holds 4 US patents. Post retirement had own management consulting business and have been a SCORE counselor for 14 years. Served on active and reserve duty in US Navy for 30 years – retired with rank of Captain.
US Merchant Marine Academy, Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Various courses involving finance and accounting, product development, organization and leadership development, strategic and business planning, and mergers and acquisitions
Over 40 years broad experience in the engineering and infratructure construction industry. Background in operations, Sales & Marketing, P&L responsibility for different business units, Most recently involved in strategic planning and market analysis at the corporate level. Started as field engineer in a specialty area, managed that unit, managed a regional telephone Interconnect business. Sales Management for a specialty product OEM manufacturer, including a rep network. Developed a Communications Consulting practice within the engineering division and pursued design build opportunities. Moved into corporate Marketing a named VP of Strategic Market Planning across all lines of business
BS University of Notre Dame. Extensive continuing education in engineering/technical areas and business practices(strategy, marketing, etc.)
Expert in Government Contracting and knowledgeable in how to start-up a business.
I am an award-winning manager of responses to Federal and State government Request for Proposals (RFP). I developed a repeatable process for producing proposals based on best practices and lessons learned. My deep understanding of RFPs is enhanced by my experience consulting with government agencies as they developed their RFPs and evaluated proposals from other contractors. I know what is necessary for a small business to register with the government, get set-aside certifications (e.g. 8a, woman-owned business, veteran), how to communicate your business's capabilities, identify contract opportunities, know your competition and develop a winning proposal.
In the last three years, my clients have started 36 new businesses and overall have created 203 jobs. I have counseled new businesses from when they were a startup to when they became a documented SCORE Success Story. I have been fortunate to mentor four start up businesses that have become SCORE Success Stories. I have experience in how a business can use SCORE resources to aid in a start-up environment.
Pennsylvania State University (BS Mechanical Engineering), Requirements Development, Harvard Manage Mentor Making a Presentation, CMM integration People CMM, Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Development Council (SBDC) courses on Government contracting.
25 Years-Expertise in Non-Profit Sector Start-up and Conversion of existing Non-pofit to 501c3, Senior Leadership Positions, Development Positions,Board of Directors.
15 Years Expertise as "Serial Entrepreneur" owning successful businesses Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries.
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years;
Instructor: Business Start-ups, both non-profit and for-profit sectors; Instructor, six years, on three Technical College campuses in WI- "How to Start A Business";
Serial Entrepreneur, with over 15 years, owning businesses in Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries;
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years; Web Site Design for non-profit and for-profit sector industries for 12 years;
Retail Electronics Store Manager for three stores in Southern California;
US Air Force Veteran, Space and Missile Systems Organization;
Rock ‘n Roll Band Member, over six years in the mid to late sixties, when music was music that one could understand, dance to and listen to for hours on end!
Hobbies: Corvettes, Shotgun Sports, Hunting, Rifle, Pistol Shooting
Cancer Survivor, December 2014
Graduate of California State University at the Dominguez Hills, CA campus, with a Bachelor or Arts in Communications; Post-Graduate, Business Management, Business Retention and Expansion, Behavioral Science and Advanced Post Graduate Work in Communications.
Created and taught a "How to Start a Business" Course with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) System across three College Campuses for a period of 6 years.
40+ years- Management: Government Contracting: Marketing. Private sector & Government contracts.
Cooper Union, BS Electrical Engineering
NYU, Post-Graduate, Business & Technical
Honorary Societies: Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi
Government Contracting- All Branches of DOD including GSA International contracting NASA Apollo Program Airline Reservation Systems (Computerization)Worldwide Program Management - International/DOD/ commercial Computer Systems Software management/development International.
Emphasis on proposal preparation, responding to government solicitations, negotiation preparation, negotiation, and contract administration throughout contract life.
<p> BA- Western Michigan University MA- Michigan State University Executive Academy - University of Michigan Graduate School of Business</p>
Government Contracting and Construction expert. Lead planning and scheduler automotive industry, Planning and Scheduling Supervisor Aero industry, Project Controls for the Nuclear Power industry.
BA in LA Kent State University</p>