A professional career in corporate leadership roles, with extensive business planning, strategy development, coaching and mentoring and operational responsibilities, primarily in basic industries (pulp and paper) with a focus on new business development - identifying, validating and, as appropriate, launching new business ventures inside the corporate structure. Generally these business launches where in adjacent markets but frequently in markets totally new to the organization. Key new launches where in financial printing, flexible food packaging, book publishing and direct mail. Prior to my role as Director, NBD, I had P&L responsibility for our printing businesses, was a regional sales manager, product manager, marketing manager and had significant hands on experience in the manufacturing of printing and writing papers. Personally, I've served on not-for-profit boards in leadership roles, and was active in scouting.in leadership roles.
Outside of my corporate life I mentor Not-For-Profits, trade associations and small businesses and focused on strategy, business plan development and business launches, and personal / professional career coaching and development. Further, I've been an active SCORE Certified Business Mentor and Score Workshop Co-chair, developing and presenting workshops since 2011.
Undergraduate degree from Penn State, with relevant post graduate work in marketing, business strategy and business leadership.