Over my 40+ years working in the Defense Industry I held a variety of technical, management and executive roles across a wide variety of businesses, customers, business models, and technologies. I was exposed to all aspects of business challenges and disciplines. I now find myself in retirement desiring added intellectual challenge focused on business planning and technology strategy. SCORE seems like a good opportunity to leverage my broad experience to help small firms and startups succeed. Specifically, my background and abilities can be applied in support of review, triage and optimization of technical ideas, business methods and plans. In addition, my roles have provided me with significant customer engagement and proposal experience which can be applied to help SCORE clients facilitate new, and/or improve existing, customer relationships.