How I can help you

Prototype to international sales. Lab to product channel sales. Experienced beyond an academic level, I have practical experience taking an idea to the market. Defining a path for a startup company, from obscurity to national and international recognition. I can show you where to hold the bat and when to swing. If you need help taking your prototype through the various stages of product preparation, UL, FCC, TUV, GS, DIN, CE and all the rest. Practical steps from the lab to low rate initial production in the U.S. then an effective plan to go to high scale production overseas if warranted. I can help because I have been there before several times. Let me offer my hands-on experience to help you plot a course and avoid the rocks. If you already have Angel or VC money, fine but there are ways to stretch those dollars, maybe you don’t have to go back to the well so soon or ever, keep your equity. Be more successful by refusing the idea that throwing money at a problem will make it go away. Is your company a “keeper” or is it for sale? I can help you through sorting out an IPO vs. alternative exit strategies. What you do in the beginning will determine greatly what you can do later. Talk to me.

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Operations
  • Other
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Technology

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade

Douglas Sherrod

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video