Counselors to America's Small Business
One of the most talented young lions in the media business, Mr. Muhammad is in charge of television network business operations, programming and distribution to MVPD, OTT, IPTV, Network affiliate stations, national advertising initiatives, media and business consulting for more than 19 years.
Currently, Mr. Muhammad does oversee television network programming mandates, capital acquisition, and revenue strategy formulation for Frequency's (O&O) American Business TV channel and Mixed Media Network TV channel.
I have excellent Business related skills which I am willing to share with anyone interested in starting their own business or who are already in business and want to bring it to the next level. My organizational development, business management and financial expertise are areas in which I can help you focus. Product quality and great customer service will win your customers and keep them coming back for more.
Managing Director for a major fortune 500 corporation. Over 40+ years experience in management related responsibilities including organizations of 25 to 3500 employees. Developed and implemented numerous organizational changes with improved operational and financial benefits to improve profitability. Responsible for worldwide operational center with a particular focus on crisis management.
I have been focused on start up businesses and small business improvement for the past six years.
<p> Business Management degree</p>
Engineer Officer on Pacific Fleet Destroyer & Subsequent service as a Reserve Officer active in Marine Engineering, Intelligence Gathering, Flag Officer Regional Briefer. Retired as CDR in Reserves; Worked and lived in Asia for 14 years while establishing three international corporate operations; Real Estate Broker with Broker licenses in California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and District of Columbia. Author of newspaper column and definitive work on Homelessness in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Advisor to Governor of Maryland on Homelessness. Personally sold over 750 properties and managed 100's of properties; Adjunct Professor of Real Estate, International Management and Operations at Bachelor's & MBA levels. Visiting Professor; Singapore & Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia in International Management. Co-founder of technology company in Hospitality industry; Director of two pharmaceutical research firms; Owner/Sales Executive in specialty food manufacturing company. Lecturer to professional and leisure audiences with over 360 presentations ashore and aboard cruise ships. Presently serves as District Director of SCORE of North Texas division.
<p> BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, R.I. : &nbsp;BA &nbsp; ENGLISH &amp; AMERICAN LITERATURE</p> <p> SOPHIA UNIVERSITY, TOKYO, JAPAN: &nbsp;MS JAPANESE LABOR RELATIONS &amp; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT</p> <p> DE ANZA&nbsp;COLLEGE, LOS ALTOS HILLS, CA: &nbsp;CERTIFICATE IN REAL ESTATE</p> <p> UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, CA: CERTIFICATE IN CONTINUING EDUCATION</p> <p> CONTINUING EDUCATION IN REAL ESTATE &nbsp; 1280 HOURS</p> <p> U. S, NAVY: ENGINEER OFFICER SCHOOL; DAMAGE CONTROL SCHOOL, ATOMIC, BIOLOGIC AND CHEMICAL WARFARE DEFENSE SCHOOL, SHORE FIRE OBSERVER SCHOOL&nbsp;</p>
Currently serves as Marketing Director for Greenway Golf, a golf course management company. Previously General Manager and Sales Manager for major radio stations in the South Florida area, including WHYI (Y-100), WIOD, WINZ, WBGG, WJQY, and WTMI. Also have executive experience in the newspaper and magazine industries. Started my own business, Caribbean Media Services,during the 1990s.
Graduate of University of Illinois - B.S. in Communications
Chain Restaurant Operations and Marketing (15 years), Cruise Travel Marketing (9 years), Fast Food and other retail companies consulting and contract projects (10 years), and Business Brokering (7 years.) Worked at or provided contract services to a range of Fortune 100 companies.
University of Miami - Total Quality Management, New York University - Marketing, Brigham Young University - Management Style & Philosophy
Over 25 years experience with Sales and marketing.
Specialized skills in:
RV Parks buying/selling.
RV Park & campground marketing
RV Park & campground sales
Most of career was spent as a college food service director on large campuses involving a wide variety of food services such as snack bars, cafeterias, dining rooms, catering, athletic concessions, fast food restaurants, faculty clubs, etc. Also experienced in other institutional food service settings: hospitals, prisons, schools, etc. Managed operations. Responsible for financial success and operating restaurants to compete with nearby commercial enterprises. Have been a small business owner for about 15 years and a SCORE counselor over 15 years.
<p> B.S. Cornell University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, MBA University of Tennessee (Major in Accounting), MS Oregon State University (Major in Student Services Administration)</p>
Michael Sarka Tourism and Hospitality management, marketing and publicity. Events development, planning and operation. Small business start up and operation, growth/management development. Not for profit start-up and development -- Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and Chief Elected Officer hiring and coaching. Both for profit and NP management, marketing, program development and implementation. Agriculture background. 650+ SCORE clients served.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Thomas University. Collateral Credits, University of Minnesota. Certified Meeting Planner, Convention Liaison Council. Certified Mentor, SCORE. Be the Difference, Individual Award, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. Member, SCORE national awards -- E-Mail Mentoring certification development program and Distinguished Service Award, 2015.