How I can help you
I can help entrepreneurs identify their business problems and potential solutions, for both new and ongoing businesses. I have experience in scaling a business, creating new lines of business, pivoting business model to optimize better solutions and finding a variety of sources of funds. I have weathered economic distress. I have worked or pitched a presentation to VC's and Angel investors. My most recent small business has raised over $2 mil in equity, $750k in debt and line of credit, along with a $300k grant.
I am a Maine entrepreneur. I have worked with MTI to gain a developmental grant loan for $486k. I have worked with FAME to create $100k of convertible debt where the State of Maine pay our investors a 12 interest payment per year for the first 4 years. I have submitted and received grants from MTI for special projects. My company works with the University of Maine to collaborate on research. My company has co-invented 3 approved patents with UMaine staff. The University of Maine has a minority interest in our equity ownership.
I have worked with many small business and start ups to manage and project their cash flow, or get them ready for bank loan applications.
I have been on boards of publicly traded and private entities. I am currently the finance chairman of the Hyde School Board of Trustees.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Transportation & Warehousing
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Professional & Business Services
University of Notre Dame, BBA, Finance, 1979
University of Houston, MBA, Accounting, 1985