How I can help you
I have over 40 years of business experience. I began my career scheduling manufacturing for an industrial textile company, followed by plant management and operations and general management for multiple facilities in several states. Then transferred to the Furniture Division to turn around an importer and manufacturer of rattan and commercial furniture. I arranged the sale of this company for the owners, then founded my own small business to manufacture private label upholstered furniture for the hospitality industry. After a few years I expanded into my own product line to sell to hotels directly and grew to become a significant player in this market with nearly 90 employees. Also visited suppliers in SE Asia and China. In 2014 I was approached by a larger furniture company with which I had partnered on a very large dorm project. They wanted to expand from retail furniture into more commercial furniture. I ran this as a division for them for 5 years before retiring. I am well versed in all aspects of managing a small business including manufacturing, importing, financing, leasing, marketing and logistics.
Areas of Expertise
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Transportation & Warehousing