How I can help you

33 years of diverse business experience including entrepreneurial start-up, large scale growth, and business sale.  I was a founding partner in what is now Navigant Consulting, a NYSE-listed professional services firm. Hired as an Associate I advanced to Equity Partner, in the process learning about my clients and myself as well as being instrumental in growing the business from less than $5,000,000 to almost $250,000,000 over a 10-year period.  My takeaways from this experience are:

  • Treat all people with dignity and respect and you will get the most from them
  • Listen, listen, listen to understand a clients circumstances/goals and why
  • Develop approaches to client challenges/opportunities that meet the spirit of what the client needs and can be implemented within the context of the client's capabilities

Since leaving consulting I have been involved in several small businesses across software development, education, small scale real estate development, restaurant/retail, and not-for-profits.  In addition to my SCORE activity I lead two Vistage Peer Advisory Groups in the Chicago area, and am involved with two conservation-focused organizations in Walworth County Wisconsin.

Skill Groups;  Identifying challenges that slow/impede growth or profitability. Once these challenges are understood, developing and implementing a plan to overcome. I am particularly interested in seeing a business circumstance through the full cycle from issue recognition, barrier identification, defining alternatives, to solution planning, implementation and measurement.

Specific skills include;

  • Business Strategy and Planning
  • Operational Focus and improvement
  • Profit Margin Optimization and Realization
  • Sales, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Business Finance and Accounting
  • Non-profit Management and Sustainable Cash Flow

Clients I'm Good With

  • Start-up & Plateaued companies
  • Companies in need of a fresh perspective

Counseling Locations;  North Area

Keywords:

  • Business Strategy and Planning
  • Focus
  • Growth
  • Profit Optimization
  • Cost Management
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Construction, Industrials and Utilities
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Educational Services
  • Restaurants and Hospitality
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

MBA , University of Illinois - Urbana , Champaign (1983)

BBA, University of Notre Dame (1981)


Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone