I am a serial entrepreneur and author having started several companies since 1981.
My skill set includes expertise in financial management as well as sales and marketing.
Along with Michael Gansl, I co-founded and managed Netlan through fifteen years of computer services industry changes, culminating in a successful sale of the firm to a NASDAQ listed e-commerce B2B company.
I have over thirty years of experience in managing various small and large businesses, and I am looking to translate my extensive experience into measurable growth for small and medium sized businesses.
I have previously been a Vistage Chair for several years, and facilitated three peer to peer groups of business owners with a total of fifty members in businesses from a solo real estate developer to a $200+ million manufacturer.
I have participated as a stake holder and as C-level leadership in several software application, Solar and LED startups. I hold two provisional patents – one for a Linux software application and one for a solar controller to regulate battery backups.
In my spare time, I love to go biking, skiing, and golfing. And yes, I love wine too!
I am a hands-on entrepreneur and trusted advisor specializing in working with both leaders and teams of individual contributors to implement business development and revenue growth opportunities.
I believe my unique ability is to objectively analyze a situation or problem, break the pieces down to their lowest common denominators, and then rebuild the components and synthesize a solution.
My experience includes having founded and run Netlan, a leading systems integration company for fifteen years. I have developed sales and marketing plans and operations for both early stage and mature companies. I have also raised debt and equity financing for numerous companies both as an investment and commercial banker.
My specialties include: C-level leadership, marketing, sales, operations and working with companies from the ground up.
I know how to work with small business who find growth and increasing revenue a challenge and are open to an outsider taking an inside look at their business.
In my spare time, I am passionate about wine. I love to drive around the country side searching for and collecting old toy soldiers, painted cast iron objects, and lots of other "stuff".
WE ARE TWO ENTREPRENEURS WHO
- Co-founded a computer and network integration business which we successfully ran for 15 years
- Achieved INC 500 status, two years in a row
- Created a leading computer-based training business
- Started and ran multiple businesses in our careers, each of us involved separately in start-ups and mature businesses in diverse industries including solar, LED, technology, software development, web sales
- Went our separate ways for 10 years and still best friends
- AND, are now BACK together offering our assistance to the small and medium-sized business community on how to grow a successful company.
We are passionate about sharing our success – and mistakes – to help business owners make the tough decisions to get to where they want to be.
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