Counselors to America's Small Business
Currently an educator, student, coach, and entrepreneur. I have taught in the private school setting for almost 20 years grades Pre - K through 8th grade. I have been an entrepreneur instructor for 4th through 10th graders during a 4 week summer program the last five years.
I am the Communications Director for a nonprofit called Moving Beyond Hope, which serves to help low and middle income families transition off of the "system" cycle and regain their financial freedom through education.
I received my diploma from Princeton High School, Cincinnati, Ohio in May of 1988
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication in May of 1993
I have certifications in Landmark Education, NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship)
Ice House Entrepreneurship,
• 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>
I am a retired California CPA and licensed California real estate broker with over 30 years in various financial and executive management positions with a variety of real estate development organizations both private and public. I have been involved with a variety of developmental projects including land acquisitions, residential, retail, multifamily and commercial development primarily in Northern California with roles from a project manager, controller, director of finance, CFO and COO. Prior to my retirement, I concurrently worked as a CFO for a major international Celebrity Chef (Gaston Acurio) introducing Peruvian Cuisine to San Francisco on the Embarcadero. In this role, I developed and implement all the internal infrastructure reporting and compliance requirements for this operation and subsequently to their other US operations. I have also served as an owner’s representative for a 40 table card club in San Jose, a roofing company, export company, and various investment interests of outside owners. I have held a position as a CFO for an independent film maker and production company developing a revenue and cost reporting system for production and distribution entities as well as negotiating theatrical and non-theatrical sales.
<p> <strong>California State University -Hayward</strong></p> <p> <strong>CPA- State of Cal ( retired)</strong></p> <p> <strong>Calif Real Estate Broker</strong></p> <p> <br /> </p> <p> </p>
I have extensive experience in managing financial institutions having held ownership positions in several small Kansas banks. I was President of First Community Bank, Emporia, Ks; President of Commerce Savings & Loan, Shawnee, Ks: president of Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos, NM. At various times I owned a small insurance agency, a small real estate agency and continue to own an 18 unit shopping center in Topeka, Ks with my son & wife. In between ownership in the banks I worked as a bank consultant doing business plans, budgets and policies for several Kansas banks.
I am a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in agricultural economics, post graduate studies in economics at Wichita State University and a graduate degree in banking and finance from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University.