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
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


Litton Industries Shipbuilding Division - Ingalls – Marine Engineer Internship Program                                                                                                                 

College of San Mateo, Santa Clara, CA – Flight School

Master Institute, Inc., Santa Clara, CA – Printed Circuit Design

Extended Education courses:   Electrical/Electronic engineering

  • IC Layout & Logic Gate Optimization
  • Drawn glass fiber - Laser Communication Media
  • Software Defined Hardware Design



Douglas Sherrod

Communication Methods

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