How I can help you

I have a variety of experience in economic development, business ownership, and non-profit management.  My 40 years of experience in economic development provided me the opportunities to operate a government contracting center.  I also managed a $25 million business loan fund with a 2.9% default rate and was the President and CEO of 6 corporations.

I am also an entrepreneur having founded 4 businesses including a transportation company, a manufacturing company, a retail store, and a business consulting firm.  Both my wife and I work from home in established lifestyle businesses. I also have managed 4 business incubators and a business acceleration program, that led to the commercialization of 20+ products.  I particularly enjoy working ideas through the process of commercialization including proof of concept, prototype development, validation and testing, marketing and sales.

I have written or reviewed 100's of business plans, negotiated contracts with vendors, suppliers, and buyers.

My techniques for marketing employ a target market approach that funnels leads through a qualification process using predictive analytics.
 

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Government & Regulations
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Construction, Industrials and Utilities
  • Government Contracting
  • Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services
  • Manufacturing & Mining
  • Consulting, Research and Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Education

Master of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Western Illinois University

Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Northern Michigan University


Communication Methods

  • Email