Punta Gorda, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
• Wide array of innovative business approaches due to work experience in various countries, cultures and different organizations; • Wrote grants/proposal; • Consistent record of forging strong business relationships with prospects and clients; • Worldwide marketing, business development and international strategist with more than 20 years of unique cross-functional expertise in computers, designed and developed electronics/computers and mechanical systems, business development, management and sales, project management and leadership experience; • Ability to perform with a global perspective in a competitive and fast-paced business environment. Extensive international business experience, travel and exposure to different projects and cultures; • Successful record of leading teams in the development of high-quality deliverables and peak performance while focusing on responsibilities and commitments. • Foster professional growth through mentoring relationships and focus on training and development; • Competently juggle multiple projects while maintaining the uppermost emphasis on productivity and profitability.
• Turnarounds | Business Development | Strategic Planning | Management | Board Development | Organizational Development | Forecasting | Technology Adoption | Entrepreneurship | Growth Strategies • Sales Leadership | Channel Sales Strategies, Processes & Programs | Go-to-Market Strategies | Demand Generation | Marketing | Market-Segments | Social Media | Public Relations | Promotion | Creative Writing| • Prototyping |Financing | Communications | Market-Penetration |Packaging | Branding |New Product Analysis | Manufacturing | Engineering | Computers | Electronics |
<p> PhD International College Major: Management Science MSM (MBA) Northrop University Major: Management, Marketing, Economics & Finance BSEE Northrop University Major: Electronics Engineering, Minor in Business DIP (ASEE) Lakehead University Major: Computer &amp; Electronics Engineering Florida Teacher's Certification: Physics and Mathematics (Held)</p>
Owner and Innkeeper of a small business (Walnut Lawn Bed and Breakfast) located in Lampeter, PA. My background before becoming a business person, three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand and thirty years as an administrator in the Pennsylvania Public Schools. During the professional years, facilitated numerous workshops, supervised personnel, managed inventories and budgets, prepared briefs and evaluated programs and personnel. Retirement brought three years teaching English as a second language in Northern Thailand as a Peace Corps Volunteer. On return from Thailand we settled in Lancaster County with the purchase of the B&B. Expertise is in search, evaluation, operation accounting, budgets and management of a small business. My experiences include presentations, mentoring, evaluations and human relations. Joined SCORE in 2015.
Peace Corps Pre-Service Training – Thailand: Thai Language, Thai Culture and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
Masters of Education – Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Completed requirements for Public School Elementary and Secondary Principal’s Certification as well as Supervisor of Mathematics Certification.
B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in General Arts and Sciences – Pennsylvania State University College Park, Pennsylvania
Lubin School of Business at Pace University MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship
State University of NY at Fredonia BS in Organizational Psychology (User Interface Design/Leadership) and Information Systems
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>