I strategically attack gaps in niche markets. Best described as a visionary leader, I’ve assumed progressively responsible roles in marketing and business/strategic management positions. My strengths as a strategic and conceptual thinker, imaginative storyteller and persuasive communicator paint me an effective change agent. My passion for education and new product/market development highlights a legacy of creating innovative products and services and assembling dynamic teams to profitably exploit market and industry opportunities. My broad cross-industry assignments address education, classical consumer packaged goods, and real estate assignments in B2B and B2C markets. I showcase my love of learning by aggressively attacking varied industry challenges (with an MBA and two doctoral degrees). I’m Fortune 500 corporate trained with a wildly creative, entrepreneurial perspective.

Core competencies include:

Strategic Planning and Implementation: Define business vision, positioning, strategies, branding, marketing programs, pricing and operating/financial models. Handle operations, product management, product development, R&D, supply chain management and supplier out-sourcing.
P&L and Financial Management: Corporate level and product lines, budget control and forecasting, cost analysis, cash flow management and start-up/venture investment projections.
Sales, Staff and Business Development: Planning, management, staff training, key account sales, and indirect sales, (includes all major channels of product distribution/sales and broker management).
Advertising & Promotion: Planning, creative, execution, media placement and agency management with specialization in consumer and trade promotion including integrated marketing and online/new technologies.

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