How I can help you
As a "serial entrepreneur" I can help start-up, new, and existing businesses in the areas of general operations, IT consulting and outsourced services, training, and project management. My wife and I also started a 501C3 charity called TechIs Good, which we ran successfully for 7 years and helped over 70 college-bound financially at-risk kids. I also have experience starting, running, operating a New York-style chicken wing deli/restaurant during the mid-80's to mid-90's. In college, I also worked in a regional bank for 3 years...so yes, I've done a lot of different things and can draw on many varied experiences. I love talking business, sharing knowledge and experiences, attacking issues with creativity and realism, and solving challenges together with the goal of helping you realize your dream of business ownership.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Business Operations
- Human Resources & Internal Communications
- Technology & IT Services
- Professional & Business Services
- Accommodation & Food Services
- Technical & Scientific Services
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
I grew up on the east coast and attended elementary, middle school, and 2 years of high school in a Miami, Florida suburb. My family moved to upstate New York in 1981, and I finished my last 2 years of high school there in a suburb of Rochester, NY called Penfield. We then moved to Reno in 1984, and I attended the University of Nevada, Reno for a year and dropped out to start Wings 'N' Things - while I still knew everything ;-). I went back to the University in 1990, and finished with a BA in Education (English Major, Computer Minor) in 1997. Turns out I was wrong...I didn't know everything!
I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). In 2013, I studied for and tested to get my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which I intend to maintain forever because it's so difficult to get. PMP rigor also helps greatly when tackling any endeavor that has a defined start, middle, and end...like starting a business until you achieve ongoing operations.