How I can help you
I have been a small business mentor and trainer since volunteering with SCORE in early 2013. My interest and motivation is to assist aspiring small business people and entrepreneurs to successfully launch, grow and thrive with businesses in the South Puget Sound area.
The majority of my career was spent in the Electronic/Computer Office Products and IT industries.
In the mid 2000's, I was CEO of a 75 person firm that offered software development, web and network services. This firm served micro and small business with full IT outsourcing, custom system development, IT project management and data center services.
In the early 2000's, I was Director of Operations at a "Fab-less" semiconductor company that designed complex custom chips (ASICS) and high speed USB chips for the mass storage market.
Following college at Washington State university in the 1970's, I joined Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, California as a Systems Analyst. HP was my "second home" for twenty eight years.
I held many positions in factory and operations management including: procurement, production, product and process engineering, strategic contracting, global manufacturing, supply chain and product distribution into reseller channels.
My initial career roles were in Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area but eventually I moved north to HP's rapidly expanding computer peripherals campus in Boise, Idaho. The Laser Jet Printer and Mass Storage Disk businesses were located in Boise.
In 1991, I relocated my family to Europe on an HP assignment to establish a new "Green Field" electronic manufacturing operation east of Milan, Italy. That facility was a high volume/highly automated circuit board assembly and final product assembly factory serving the European, Middle East and African printer markets.
I am a native of Spokane and after nearly forty years away from Washington State, living and working in California, Idaho and Italy, I have returned and now live near Olympia with my wife.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Operations
- Technology & IT Services
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Technical & Scientific Services
BS Mechanical Engineering, 1972.
MBA in Quantitative Methods and Finance, 1977