Counselors to America's Small Business
I have practiced law, in various practice settings since first becoming licensed in 2002 (Texas) and 2003 (Missouri), respectively. In that time, I have handled a variety of legal matters, and have served as general counsel for a number of companies.
I am a former educator. As such, I consider myself a teaching attorney for my clients.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of finance and banking relationships, as well as in business acquisitions and sales, and in crafting business plans. I am also very knowledgeable in accounting. I was a chief financial officer of a public company for 11 years, an investment banker for 15 years, and also practiced commercial law for 5 years. I have been an investor in small businesses and am familiar with the issues frequently arising in creating businesses and managing growth. I have also advised non-profit entities and businesses seeking to provide services to non-profits.
I was an associate attorney with Kelley Drye & Warren, a New York City based law firm, from 1977 to 1982, including one year in Tokyo, Japan. I was involved in the general commercial practice, including banking, finance, real estate finance, corporate acquisitions and advising non-profit entities.
I was an Investment banker with Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., an international money management and investment banking firm, from 1982 to 1995. During this time, I concentrated in real estate finance, including hospitality and senior housing assets, as well as private equity investments and corporate acquisitions.
I was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of Board of Directors of Six Flags, Inc. and predecessor entities, from 1995 to 2006. I was a key participant in the growth of the company from a private enterprise with three assets to a publicly owned company with assets throughout United States and Europe. I was responsible for all financial activities, including bank and other financings and relationships, budgeting, planning, and accounting, as well as other matters such as insurance and human resources.
I have been a private investor since 2006, investing in small to medium sized businesses seeking growth capital.
I have also served as director of two other public companies and two private enterprises, and as advisor to several start-up companies.
Undergraduate: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Arts. Graduated in 1974 with highest honors. Member of Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Juris Doctor. Graduated in 1977 with honors.
Joe is an accomplished business management consultant professional with over 30 years of hands-on experience in management positions, as a business owner, and as a consultant to businesses. He offers a proven history of implementing, analyzing, and monitoring sales, production, inventory, vendor/supplier contracts and customer service methods to improve profitability, dependability, and growth. As a former owner/operator he knows the tremendous potential as well as challenging demands any current or future business owner must face, from start up through expansion, and evaluating strategies for acquisition and divestiture. Sales, operations, human resources, project management, and strategic planning are just a few areas Joe has extensive knowledge and practical experience. These attributes coupled with a BA in management from Stanton University allows Joe to be a valuable asset in helping any business owner achieve their goals. Joe's background and commitment to helping business owners succeed make him a valuable and unique asset to any business.
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<p> BA in management from Stanton University </p>
Currently President and Lead Consultant at DWP Information Architects, an IT consultancy and services provider. Also an the board of IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) and have been tasked by the Western Region Microsoft Community Connections Manager to act as his liaison to SCORE Ventura County.
Business Administration (Marketing) at San Jose State University
I specialize in helping companies grow their businesses, acquire and retain customers and improve margins.
Personnel and leadership development; how to hire, train, and develop customer-focused employees.
Expertise in problem solving, dealing with difficult customers and employees.
Additional skills include sales force development and sales management, compelling compensation, creative thinking, and behavioral event interviewing.
20 years experience in creating and delivering interactive seminars, face-to-face and on-line.
Former Director National Accounts, Ryder/P-I-E Nationwide; Group VP Sales, Sherwin-Williams Transportation Services; President, Top Line Specialists, Inc.
BA Social Sciences; MBA Business Generalist
I attended undergraduate school on an NROTC scholarship and entered the Navy immediately after college. I was in the nuclear submarine program from 1963 until 1970 serving on the USS Triton (SSN-586).I also taught nuclear power technology and inertial navigation. Upon leaving active duty, I started working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the nuclear power business unit. Over 25 years i progressed through a series of professional and managerial positions. Highlights include managing the multimillion dollar nuclear training division and creating a joint venture for nuclear power plant instrumentation in Ukraine which still operates today.
Upon leaving Westinghouse in 1994, I started a business and personnel management consulting business which I ran for seven years. After retirement from consulting, my wife and I purchased a tourism lodging business in Alaska which we still operate today.
Volunteer activities include President of the Alaska B&B Association, member of the Alaska Tourism Association Board of Directors, parish lay leader.
<p> Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1963</p> <p> Master of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1970</p>