How I can help you

I have broad experience in leading both small and large organizations, with a background that includes marketing, sales and general management.  I have participated in start-ups and led the fastest growing company in history, growing from $0 to over $10 billion in 4 1/2 years. I left full time employment in 2002.  Since that time, I have participated and led Boards of Directors of both for profit and not for profit organizations domestically and world-wide. I have also consulted with a number of start-ups in businesses ranging from biotechnology to alternative fuels. 

My business experience includes consumer packaged goods, technology, and telecommunications. At Procter & Gamble, I became a Brand Manager in a short time, eventually responsible for the Company's largest brand. At General Electric, I started a new business and eventually led three businesses within the Consumer Electronics Group.  At AT&T, I was able to turn around multiple business units, bringing profitability to these units for the first time in their history.  I late invented new businesses for GE, including one that won "Product of the Year" from Popular Science. I started a new business for Octel and later helped start Sprint PCS, which became the fastest growing Company in business history.  I eventually became the President of Sprint PCS, and retired from that position.

In 1999, I was named Marketer of the Year by Marketing Communications magazine, and in 2001, was named CEO of the year by Frost & Sullivan/ New York Times.

In addition to my business experience, I participate in a number of not-for-profit organizations.  For example, I helped lead the team that crafted the first Operating Agreement with California State Parks, enabling Jack London State Park to be managed by a not-for-profit organization.  Since we took the Park from the State in 2012, attendance has more than doubled.  Volunteered have more than quadrupled, and while our budget is approximately 3 times what the State used to spend on the Park, we have shown a surplus every year, compared to the State, which lost money every year. I have also participated in multiple not-for-profit equestrian groups and am the Vice Chairman of an adult education not-for-profit.

 

 

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Media and Communications
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

BA:  Trinity College 1975 

  • Major in Economics MBA: 
  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society

Northwestern University 1977

  • Major in Finance and Marketing  
  • Pi Gamma Mu honor society

 


Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone