Marina Del Rey, CA
Counselors to America's Small Business
Senior Leader with proven success in P&L Management, operations, and marketing. Consistently delivers results to key stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity and accountability.
Specialties: Organizational Leader, Profit Improvement, Strategic Planning, Merges & Acquisitions, Cost Reduction, Earnings Growth, Contract Negotiation, New Business Development, New Product Development
Xavier University - BS, Marketing</p>
Harvard University - Program on Negotiations</p>
John is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business as a personal computer consultant straight out of college. It was a time when IBM had just introduced the first PC and the Macintosh still referred to the edible kind of apple.
John has built seven businesses ranging from software training to software development and entrepreneurial coaching. He is currently enrolled in the Robbins-Madanes Core 100 and completing his training in Strategic Intervention; a skill he is currently applying in his side practice of small business mentorship.
John's day job is working with Westat, an employee owned firm specializing in social science research, statistical analysis, and evidence-based communications. He consults with the Census Bureau in the development of software for survey collection. He is an evangelist for the balanced adoption of Empirical Process Controls alongside Defined Process. He has extensive experience with Agile Software development methodologies such as Scrum. He has spent several years in depth study of Lean Startup practices and has attended the Lean + Agile DC Executive Summit for the past three years.
John is the principal author of "Application of Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) to Professional Service Firms", JABE. He is currently earning a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and plans to focus on the specialized situation of small to mid sized businesses.
John is a volunteer in the SBA SCORE program and mentors small businesses with a specialization in the psychology of small business ownership. He is also an accomplished speaker celebrating twenty years of experience through Toastmasters International and other venues.
There are patterns to success; and failure. My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"
BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>
Expertise in management, consulting, training, analytics, survey development, software development, technology strategy, project management, business analysis, customer relationship management, team building and technical writing.
Experience in the following industries: computer, retail, financial services, healthcare insurance, education, survey research, and printing.
MBA - Business Administration</p>
BA - Mathematics</p>
Technology and Web based services (cable television, phone and internet). Non-profit organizations. Strongest skill areas: Marketing; Financial Modeling; Business Process and Operations.
. Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Indiana State University
. Masters in Business Administration - Indiana University
. University of Chicago Executive Development Program
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California State University, Fresno CA.<br />
BA in Business Administration, concentration on Information Systems</p>
I help entrepreneurs and business owners to
- identify goals
- establish priorities and actions
- locate necessary tools
- create structure and accountability
- interpret results
- consider alternatives
- obtain financial resources
2005 - 2013 New Mexico Small Business Development network
During 8 years working with small businesses in a small Southeast New Mexico resort community, I mentored:
- hundreds of entrepreneurs in the pre-venture stage,
- almost as many existing small businesses needing help with financial or operational issues,
- and more than a dozen businesses working through ownership transitions.
September 2011 - June 2013 New Mexico State University
September 2004 - June 2011 Eastern New Mexico University
1979 – 2001 Banker and entrepreneur Austin, TX
Commercial banker for several banks during the years when the banking roulette wheel spun from energy to real estate to technology.
Started one of the first internet service providers in Austin in 1994. Sold it to a telecom company in 1996. Was a founding member of a startup that provided turnkey, internet-over-cable systems for independent cable operators and took the company public in 2000.
Learned the hard facts about irrational exuberance during the dot com boom and bust, but managed to maintain perspective and apply those lessons to an encore career as a business advisor.
International banker and bond trader.
2008 – 2013 Treasurer of the Resource Conservation and Development Council
2009 – 2014 Advisory Council Member of the NM Small Business Assistance Program
MFA - University of Hartford</p>