Briarcliff Manor, NY
Counselors to America's Small Business
BSBA in Accounting and Corporate Finance from American University
Over 30 years of experience in Sales, Sales Management, Dealership / Distributorship Management, Sales to governmental organizations, Financial Management, and Corporate M & A. Experience also includes Transportation Equipment Operation, Sales, Service, and Repair. Former President/CEO and Owner of a Large Multi-State Equipment Dealership Former President/CEO and Owner of a Shuttle Bus and Motorcoach Transportation Company
Graduated from The University of Missouri - St. Louis in 1977, with a BS in Business Administration/Finance
Cook & Associates Consulting, 1995 to present:
Business Growth Specialist 2005 to 2012:
$2.8mm, leveraging $27mm with 135 jobs,
Development Association (MEDA).
Vice President for Resource Development
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc., Jackson, MI 1996 to 2004:
and $1.5 million Revolving Loan Fund Programs,
& $450,000 in HUD grants for industrial infrastructure.
Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, Inc., Coldwater, MI 1990 to 1995:
$5,000,000 new investment,
investment and 2,000 new jobs,
Economic Development Coordinator
Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, Portage, MI 1987 to 1990:
Responsible for industrial assistance throughout two rural counties resulting in over 2700 jobs and $56 million in investment.
Responsible for annual development of community created local improvement project inventory in 3 rural and 2 urban counties.
Program Manager - Economic Development
West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon, MI 1986 to 1987:
* Assisted communities in one rural and two urban counties to develop physical and human resource infrastructure needed to meet local objectives.
Assoc. Dean of Instruction - Business and Technical Studies
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI 1983 to 1985:
* Responsible for 58 FTE faculty and staff; 34 Associate Degree and Certificate Programs; developing and managing a $1.8 million budget; evaluating faculty and staff; establishing articulation agreements with area high schools and colleges; and re-activating academic program advisory committees.
Regional Community Development Agent
Cooperative Extension Service
Pennsylvania State University, Reading, PA 1980 to 1983:
* Worked with local government officials and groups to determine needs; provided legislative process information for citizen use; created, packaged and delivered community education programs including:
- legislation impact on local government
- land development ordinances (subdivisions)
- land use planning and zoning
Illinois State Geological Survey
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL 1978 to 1980:
* Conceived, developed and co-authored "Land Use Impacts of Subsidence Over Illinois Coal Mines".
Assistant Planning Director
Kankakee County Planning Commission
Kankakee, IL 1974 to 1978:
* Supervised staff and technicians; directed community needs assessments; created community development plans with local officials and citizens; directed and completed successful Community Development Block Grant applications; and successfully re-initiated federal HUD contract activities.
Governor's Office of Management and Budget
State of Michigan, Lansing, MI 1973 to 1974:
* Co-authored report on staffing Michigan's multi-county planning districts.
United States Air Force
L. G. Hanscom Field
Bedford, MA 1969 to 1974:
* Co-developed computerized management program to monitor Department of Defense research and development contracts.
<p> Graduate: Economic Development Institute (EDI), University of Oklahoma, 1996</p> <p> M.U.P., Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1980</p> <p> B.S., Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 1969</p>
37 Years experience in Commercial Banking with extensive real estate experience in Oregon and Puget Sound area. As part of Bank lending, assisted many small businesses throughout the years. Also participated in Real Estate sales and management. Assisted in creating a Small Business Assistance Center in Gig Harbor, WA through the local Chamber. Attended SCORE meetings in Tacoma, WA.
Have served on various Boards, including non-profit business.
40 years experience in small business from writing the startup plan, to raising capital, to writing business policies for: safety, operations, and hiring and training personnel, to finally selling the company. Businesses included: electrical contracting, solar contracting, and general contracting. Industries served were commercial tenant improvement (strip malls and high rise office towers) and residential remodel (multifamily, condos, and single family).
Specific duties included: manage companies; create and execute marketing plans; bidder design/estimating costs; cost accounting and financial analysis
Retired as a Corps of Engineer officer from the US Army after 20 years active and reserve service.
Currently own and manage residential property management company
<p> MBA from Seattle University - concentration and thesis: Marketing</p> <p> BA from University of Puget Sound - General Business degree with a concentration in accounting</p> <p> AA from Edmonds CC - Construction Project Management degree</p>
Technology marketing professional Seasoned sales, marketing and management professional with 15 years of experience in the Technology and Commercial Real Estate market space.
TRANSWORLD has been a mainstay in the business brokerage industry for over 25 years.
Transworld is the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, franchises and commercial real estate. Whether you represent an acquisition-minded corporation, or are personally interested in owning your own company, Transworld offers the professional services that successfully bring buyers and sellers together. From business brokerage to mergers and acquisitions; we are the business sale specialists.
Warsaw School of Economics
Jim provides consulting and strategic planning to help business owners develop and execute strategies to achieve both business and personal goals.
Jim is a valued and trusted advisor to businesses and their owners. He focuses on strategic issues such as formation of business enterprises, mergers and acquisitions, business dispositions, succession planning, and management transition. His style is characterized by creativity, thoughtful analysis, practical solutions, trust, and integrity. He has applied his technical and business management expertise and experience as an advisor and equally important, directly as a senior level corporate manager/ executive within various companies, to define and effectuate change in organizational direction.
Application of Jim's experience includes:
CEO & shareholder of Milwaukee area manufacturer of parts and components for OEM customers. Negotiated purchase of company and initiated programs to meet evolving demands from international customer base; achieved ISO certification.
BBA degree in Accounting from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee</p>
CEO of OwnerAide working to bring technology, data science and communication tools to the forefront of real estate investing, management and renovation.
Sales focused, revenue producing business executive and property professional with 10 years experience in technology, digital media and real estate. Self-starter and team oriented. Successful at leveraging minimum resources to accomplish measurable goals and objectives.
Specialties: Sales, Management, Market Strategy, Small Business and Startup Coaching, Real Estate Investing, Property Management, Contractor Management
Professional Background: Advertising, Branding, Lead Generation, Online Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media
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Northeastern University 2008 MBA&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;