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 motivated by how the entrepreneurial spirit works for small businesses and how we can help them harness that spirit to grow profitably.
We listen carefully. We identify gaps in our clients businesses and by using our experience, knowledge, and contacts, we help our clients capitalize on market and growth opportunities. We often say that business owners learn more from their mistakes than from their successes. We know that mistakes cost money. We’ve made those mistakes before, which enables us to anticipate them for our clients before they happen. We attempt to turn would-be costly mistakes into revenue producing successes.
We act as trusted advisors to our clients working alongside them on an as needed basis.
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
“I am passionate about sharing my success – and mistakes – to help business owners make the tough decisions to get to where they want to be.” – Michael Gansl
Commercial Movers and Storage