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Frank Plaisted

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Meeting Preference: Phone

Languages: English

How I Can Help You

Frank can help you plan, start, and grow your business.

During Franks decades of business experience and training, he has contributed to organizations from micro-enterprises to Fortune 200, from startup to multi-generational, acquiring insider knowledge of the innovation systems behind the success and wealth of entrepreneurs and businesses. While most of his work has been in the private sector, he also has extensive experience in the public sector and non-profit organizations.

Frank has worked in: high-tech manufacturing, industrial construction, business and engineering consulting, wood products, software and computer services, pulp and paper, education, equity finance, and artistic personal and decorative accessories. He has held management positions in engineering, operations, new product development, and non-profit executive positions.

Frank has expertise in:
* Business strategies, models, planning, formation, startup, entities, systems, and processes;
* Product innovation, development, evaluation, design, prototyping, and testing;
* Electrical, computer, and control systems engineering (OSU BSEE, PE in OR, WA, and CA);
* Risk management, insurance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection (including patents, trademarks, and copyright), licensing, contracts;
* Human resources and organization development, management, and supervision;
* Operations, production, manufacturing, continuous improvement;
* Marketing (UC Santa Cruz and De Anza College), guerilla marketing, market research, distribution;
* Accounting, cost accounting, conventional and alternative finance, wealth strategies; and
* Project, product, and operations management.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Plan
  • Management & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Product Development

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
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