How I can help you

  • My background is in Sales, Marketing and General Management in the Food industry. I have International experience having lived and worked in Canada, the US and Europe. I owned a small business which was sold to a large competitor, and have subsequently lived through multiple acquisitions and divestitures (surviving a few of them!)
  • I also serve on three Boards:
    • the Executive Committee of the SCORE Phoenix chapter
    • the Caledonian Society of AZ, of a Non-Profit 501[c]3 organization which puts on the annual Phoenix Highland Scottish Games - the first weekend of March. 2020 will be our 56th anniversary
    • a tour & vacation operator in the Phoenix area
  • I help SCORE clients in the following areas:
    • Business Plans and Business Analysis,
    • Sales Strategy (Profitable Revenue Generation); and Competitive Analysis,
    • Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvements,
    • Mergers & Acquisitions, and Exit Strategies.
  • Don mentors Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ - and - from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, 1232 E Broadway Rd., #211, Tempe, AZ 85281. He is also available Monday evenings at the Chandler Downtown Library from 6:00-700 pm, and 7:00-8:00 pm.

 

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

Industry Experience
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education
  • Diploma In Business Administration/Marketing - Ryerson University, Toronto, ON Canada;  
  • MBA - University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis,
  • Graduate - International Management Program - IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Graduate - American Management Association Certificate Program - New York City, NY
  • Graduate - Marketing Management Institute - University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Communication Methods

  • In Person