Counselors to America's Small Business
A results-oriented and enterprising General Manager and Corporate Executive, with extensive domestic and international experience. Main specialty is in sales and marketing, corporate operations, strategic planning, profit and loss management, territory management, OEM relationships, global business interactions, corporate governance, and J-SOX compliance. Leverages sound financial judgment and changing marketplace needs to develop strong business plans and drive continuous change across Total Organization. Builds and develops teams that tackle and achieve business objectives to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, <strong><em>B.A., Marketing and Finance,</em></strong> 1980 (graduated with honors)</p>
<em>Associate, Institute of Financial Accountants</em>, 1991</p>
Retired senior executive with a background in high technology industries. My experience includes engineering and research management, product development, manufacturing and operations in government (NASA), industry (semiconductor manufacturing equipment and aerospace/defense) and academia (Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut). I have worked in both large and small businesses as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur, In recent years I have served as a business and technology consultant to a number of major corporations as well as several small start up companies, engaged in strategic business planning and development as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Now New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), B.S.E.E.<br />
New York University, School of Engineering, M.S.E.E.<br />
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering </p>
Electronic engineer at IBM Development Labs in Poughkeepsie, NY
Manager quality assurance at Harris Computer Systems Div
Product Manager at Airpax Inc
President Digital Data Systems Inc
Professor Business at Broward College and Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor Electrical Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca NY</p>
MBA, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL</p>
Doctorate in Higher Education, Florida International University, Miami, FL</p>
20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.
<p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a> <strong>1974 BS Degree in Economics</strong></p> <p> </p>
I help entrepreneurs and business owners to
- identify goals
- establish priorities and actions
- locate necessary tools
- create structure and accountability
- interpret results
- consider alternatives
- obtain financial resources
2005 - 2013 New Mexico Small Business Development network
During 8 years working with small businesses in a small Southeast New Mexico resort community, I mentored:
- hundreds of entrepreneurs in the pre-venture stage,
- almost as many existing small businesses needing help with financial or operational issues,
- and more than a dozen businesses working through ownership transitions.
September 2011 - June 2013 New Mexico State University
September 2004 - June 2011 Eastern New Mexico University
1979 – 2001 Banker and entrepreneur Austin, TX
Commercial banker for several banks during the years when the banking roulette wheel spun from energy to real estate to technology.
Started one of the first internet service providers in Austin in 1994. Sold it to a telecom company in 1996. Was a founding member of a startup that provided turnkey, internet-over-cable systems for independent cable operators and took the company public in 2000.
Learned the hard facts about irrational exuberance during the dot com boom and bust, but managed to maintain perspective and apply those lessons to an encore career as a business advisor.
International banker and bond trader.
2008 – 2013 Treasurer of the Resource Conservation and Development Council
2009 – 2014 Advisory Council Member of the NM Small Business Assistance Program