How I can help you
I can work with you on business strategy and planning, mergers/acquisitions, finance and accounting, management, marketing, sales, manufacturing and customer service and support.
I advise entrepreneurs on starting and operating a business, guiding them through acquisition, or selling their business. While I focus on the long range goals of companies, I believe the most important assets are management and employees. I have mentored presidents of many small to mid-sized businesses and aided them in business planning, increasing market share, operations and logistics audits, as well as market penetration.
My background is in a range of industries including military/government, gift wrap/greeting cards, packaging, food, and retail. I have served as a president and/or CEO for numerous companies, and have led multiple turnarounds for domestic and international firms. One of the previous businesses I founded was a Christmas Gift Wrap company which I eventually sold to American Greeting Corporation.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Finance & Accounting
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Business Operations
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Personal Services and Wellness
- Transportation and Warehousing
- Manufacturing & Mining
- Consulting, Research and Business Services
- Retail and Wholesale Trade
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Continuing Education Courses in marketing, production, negotiations and strategy
Advanced Certifications in Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Justice
Certified as a Senior Business Analyst and Machine and Equipment Analyst