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.
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 was 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.