How I can help you
My thirty-year business business building career includes senior management roles in operations, sales, marketing, finance, and business development.
Co-founded business from inception to $50mm Annual Revenue Managed all operations for the business, including several hundred employees in multiple teams and functions.
Successfully negotiated financial contracts with Fortune 100 CFO’s involving weekly transactions exceeding $1 Billion.
Designed, developed, and implemented multi-national operational procedures, established operations in rural Mexican communities, defined the business model, designed and implemented financial monitoring and reporting processes, developed legal contracts, hired management personnel, oversaw all operations.
Developed and marketed new supply chain business solutions, directly sold solutions to leading manufacturers and retailers including Kellogg’s, Unilever, SCJohnson, Target, and others.
Adapted new technology model to revamp existing business processes. Established International operations in Mexico, Canada and Europe achieving significant scale and market advantages.
I have been described as "pragmatic" and am adept at identifying some immediate, practical actions for start ups and growing businesses.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Operations
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
- Manufacturing & Mining
- Consulting, Research and Business Services
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
MBA - Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC., June 1993. Concentration in Finance, Recipient of the Class Builders Award.
Oxford University, Oxford England. - Studied European Business.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Studied Business, Accounting, and Finance.
College of St Catherine, St Paul MN – attended studied music.
SEEP Microfinance Training – June 2012
Professional Certifications and Awards