New Hope, PA
Counselors to America's Small Business
Corporate experience as senior executive, startup experience as an entrepreneur, consulting experience, international experience, currently a college professor BA, MS, MBA, PhD degrees. Teaching business strategy, entrepreneurship, and marketing courses
Doctoral degree in Management and International Business from Pace University</p>
<span>MBA from New York University</span></p>
<span>MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology</span></p>
I’ve always been passionate about promoting corporate clients to a very important external constituency – members of the press. I can help businesses on how to create a great, positive image when being interviewed by journalists, reporters and broadcast correspondents. I’ve spent more than 20 years in public relations – working for a publicly-traded corporation, top New York agencies representing clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and as a solo consultant, most notably for the prestigious global charity Save the Children. My outstanding track record of securing top-tier placements in print/online/broadcast media were achieved by establishing strong, credible relationships with local, national and international news outlets. Each and every one was instrumental in attracting new customers, investors, employees and vendors/suppliers for my clients. My top-tier media placements include the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, USA TODAY, Red Herring, Christian Science Monitor, ABCNews.com, Orlando Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, FOX News Channel, Bloomberg Television, CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). With Weber Shandwick Worldwide, a top global public relations agency headquartered in New York City, I managed media relations and product launches for the agency’s Dun & Bradstreet U.S. account and specialized in writing speeches for D&B’s executives. While at Mecklermedia Corporation, I served as Investor Relations Liaison for the company before their merger with Penton Media. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Alfred University. I currently live in Stamford, CT where my hobbies include reading, hiking and travel.
Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, store layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - franchising.
Franchising expert. Start up and acquisition.
Small business start-up.
Commercial credit and collections.
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD
B.S.degree - General Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Accounting
Over 40 years practitioner experience in marketing, communications, and management working in/with 100s profit and non-profit organizations from start ups to ongoing concerns, small to large (but mostly small). Last 15 years as a college professor in marketing and management at the undergrad and graduate levels.
<p> Doctorate in Business Administration (University of Sarasota, FL), MBA in marketing (Babson College, MA), BA in English (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA).</p>