How I can help you

As a mentor or coach, I can help you improve performance in areas of:  business, marketing & sales planning, improving operations, organizational development & leadership, product development, patents & licensing and forming partnerships. I also assist start-ups.

I mentor at Greater Phoenix SCORE's main office on Tuesdays and anytime by email, phone and Skype video.

During my career, I led private & public mid-size, multi-site international manufacturing and construction companies.  I gained broad general management experience as a senior officer in a variety of companies serving a variety of industries & markets.   

in marketing & sales I directed activities for proprietary and commodity products serving automotive, architectural, consumer, industrial, international and defense markets; directed product development of industrial and consumer products and opened and expanded international markets using partnerships, licensing and company owned operations.

In operations I implemented planning, continuous improvement, objective setting, quality & management systems and team development processes. I also negotiated acquisitions, divestitures and formation of Joint Ventures and expanded, moved, closed and built plants with proprietary processes and equipment.

Career summary:

  • President of 3 plastic processing companies, two owned by equity capital firms.
  • President of an international construction company owned by a large Japanese company.
  • Sr. VP of Operations and VP of Business Development for a public company making custom materials and engineered systems.
  • COO of 2 furniture companies and a Division General Manager of a public furniture company.
  • Since joining SCORE in 2005, I have mentored more than 750 entrepreneurs and small business owners and am a leader of our SCORE Chapter.

Military service:  Served as Captain in the US Army, commanding armor, infantry and engineer units. A decorated Vietnam veteran.

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Construction, Industrials and Utilities
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • International Trade, Imports / Exports

Education

MBA, General Management, The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College

BS Management Engineering, University of Vermont


Communication Methods

  • Phone
  • Video
  • Email