How I can help you

I'm a retired executive that has helped many organizations change.  Often they are looking to manage expenses to grow profits so they primarily had me manage Accounting, Purchasing/Inventory or assist with computer conversions.  I've worked with a small business that was on the verge of Chapter 11 become profitable and pay off every cent of their debt and another that was running at break even for years to change their practices and started dropping significant profit to the bottom line.  The owners were able to improve employee pay and benefits while growing the business and increasing profits.  One owner said of me "Barb taught me that if it's not broken, break it!  There's often a better way but we just didn't see it until we starting looking at our business differently."  I like to do the same for non-profits.  Recently I helped one organization renegotiate a contract that reduced that expense $18,000 over the next five years.  They made the calls...I just gave them the courage to try.    

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


BBA in International Business from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI

MBA in International Business from Thunderbird in Glendale, AZ

Dale Carnegie


Barbara Jean Peterson

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone