Counselors to America's Small Business
Work experience includes consumer marketing, sales, retail and wholesale distribution, and general management with Ted Bates, Unilever, Exxon Mobil, Southland Corporation, and Colgate Palmolive companies. I also started, managed and sold my own business in 2001.
BBA, Oklahoma University MBA, Northwestern University
My specialties are in helping you write:
I apply an analytical approach to Business. If you choose, I will walk you through any of the above processes, step by step, using tried and true (and FREE) Templates.
I am a Navy Veteran trained as an Electronics Technician. I enjoyed a 32 year career in Industrial Electronics Parts Distribution. I served as a Technical Correspondent, Mail Room Supervisor, Employment Supervisor, Industrial Salesman, Sales Manager, General Manager and Senior Manager in the MW, SE and NE Regions of the US.
I want to help you. Let's get started!
High School, USN Electronics, Sonar and Submarine Schools, numerous Strategic Planning, Personnel Management, Sales Management Seminars.
Online MBA Courses 2012-2014
1. Certified Florida Small Claims Court Mediator (Volunteer)
2. Certified Florida Master Money Mentor (Volunteer)
2. Sub-Vets Lifetime Member
3. Holland Club (Qualified in Submarines)
33 years in various management (line and staff) positions with Nationwide Insurance Company. Sales Management including training and development of agents, agency staff, field sales managers. Field sales management including management of field sales managers, sales management administration, awards and recognition programs, agency audits and compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations. Agency acquisitions, marketing development including new product development.
BS in Business Administration, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, Numerous marketing, management and training development courses.
Worked on the Mercuy, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell Aerospace. Program manager at Control Data Corporation. Director of Engineering at a super computer company. Consultant to high tech companies. Volunteer at SCORE since 1996 and author of a financial planning program that is widely used by chapter 11 clients.
Electronics engineering and business management.
Retailing and Ecommerce
30 years retail experience as Department Store Buyer, General Manager of bed and bath specialty store chain, Merchandising Manager for lease operation selling through warehouse clubs and ecommerce sites, Independent Business Owner selling custom window coverings.
Home Furnishings and Interior Design
Experience in carpet, area rug, window covering, furniture, and home textile industries
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Web design
Very knowledgeable in business operations and turnarounds. Have started from scratch (and almost no assets), bought and sold 10 different businesses in five different industries, Medical,Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel. Have extensive experience in operating small retail, wholesale, service and manufacturing businesses and all the challenges. Have won awards both in the Medical Industry numerous times and in the Motorsports Industry. Have sold businesses to Fortune 1000 Companies, employees and private groups. Have started four different businesses in two industries and built them to 50 plus employees and 15 million plus in sales. Have over 40 years sales experience, in many fields including real estate. Have an excellent understanding of being under capitalized and overworked and still being able to grow my businesses against national companies. I financed all my business with my own personal money. I understand very well how to motivate staff and customers. If you're a small business, I can help, been-there-done-that!
San Diego State-Business,Marketing 100 plus, sales, marketing and business training classes Hobbies: Surfing, Motorcycle Dirt Bike Riding, Racquetball and Softball