Fort Collins, CO
Counselors to America's Small Business
Seasoned executive at Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and CEO and COO levels(14 years) and professional consultant (34 years) in all areas of business (Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retailing) associated with consumer package goods. Serviced over 200 clients on 3 continents with Business Policy, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, Store Operations, Technology (fluent in RFID and bar coding) and Change Implementation and Management. Clients include: small startups to largest trading company in the world. Frequent speaker at industry events, author of several articles, trusted interview and comment source for a number of industry periodicals and contributing author of the Supply Chain Handbook. Known in industry circles for thought leadership and implementation of significant business improvements. Father of Demand Chain concept and account principal on landmark study of all machine readable technologies for the UCC and Volunteer Inter-industry Communication Standards. Started own consulting business and operated on two continents for over 15 years.
BBA - Management, minor in Industrial Engineering, University of North Florida 1975. Completed 2/3 of Masters Program before family and work pressures required interruption. Numerous classes from International Institute of Engineers, American Management Association, Council of Logistics Management. Many seminars, trade conventions and discussions with key industry professionals from all facets of consumer products industry.</p>
Management and business development executive specializing in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, process improvement and training in non-manufacturing industries. A twice-successful entrepreneur herself, Mary understands small business needs. She has specific expertise with nonprofits, fundraising, hospitality, parking, management consulting, and start-ups.
Mary is currently VP for NonProfit Partnerships at Go Buy Local, a technology and social entrepreneurial start-up venture. She previously served for 4+ years as EVP of Operations & Business Development for Parking Solutions Inc., 13 years at Entrepreneurial Solutions (her own management consulting business) and 5 years as the start-up District Manager for Market Day.
Master in Public Administration
BA in Anthropology
I have over 40 years of experience in International freight forwarding and global logistics. I have managed small and large offices as well as Regional groups for both operations and sales. My last employer was UPS for over 13 years. During my career I have been responsible to build and manage budgets for operations and sales. I have completed global supply chain designs for such companies as Apple, HP and Seagate. I have traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. My last responsibility was to manage teams of Project managers who were responsible for the global customer satisfaction of some of UPS's largest and most complex global customers.
BA from the University of Virginia and a masters of International Business from The American Graduate School of International management (Thunderbird)
I am a Senior Executive who had led global high performance organizations of up to 15,000 employees with $1B+ in sales, and manufacturing facilities across the USA, Canada and Latin America. I firmly believe in engaging and empowering my employees and I feel it is critical that the CEO maintains strong relationships with critical business clients and aggressively drives his organization with a defined Operating Philosophy that is well articulated to all stakeholders.I have 40+ years of experience with my most recent role being President -CEO of Catalyst Paper in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I successfully guided the Company through the CCAA bankruptcy process from filing in Jan , 2012 to emergence in Sept, 2012 .I believe in firmly focusing on people, performance , leadership and teamwork and highly focused direct communication to drive quick innovative strategies and tactics that strengthen business performance and growth. My favorite quote " It is not the strongest of the species or the most intelligent of the species that survives but the one that is most adaptive to change " Charles Darwin.
B.S. Niagara University in transportation and Logistics 1973</p>