Profile

Professional summary

TALENTED & PROVEN OPERATOR/ BOARD EXECUTIVE, ADVISOR AND INVESTOR

A competitive strategist, hands-on, charismatic change agent, team builder & visionary leader, I have driven success for high growth, turnaround and startup businesses. Leveraging this expertise in managing and analyzing companies, I offer critical path consulting, advisory & BOD services, interim management and selective investments. I have also developed expertise in the social enterprise/non-profit space.

Assembling superior teams, I built or revitalized category-leading, respected brands in both B2C and B2B markets and in retail, e-commerce, direct marketing, service and, recently, non-profit arenas:

In my current position as President & CEO of Columbia industries,

Engagement overview

Flexible on structure of engagement. Hourly, daily, weekly and monthly engagements and rates are available, plus potential interim management assignments.   Highly circumstance-dependent; I attempt to tailor tenure and costs to degree of need and availability of company resources.  I can also provide differing levels of involvement, from governance-focused, Board-level insights to very detailed, hands-on involvement.  I have run companies from start-up to $300 Million in revenues, executed successful turnarounds and led high-growth businesses to many multiples of revenue and profit increases.  I understand and respect the challenges of managing companies facing both opportunities and challenges to growth.

Clients

All company names are confidential. Descriptions follow.
• E-commerce and catalog seller of outdoor furniture, accessories and related indoor lifestyle items. I served as Interim CEO, Advisor and Consultant during a "restart" of this established but resource-constrained business.
• Start-up creating a whole new affinity and service concept in the real estate industry. Investor, BOD Member, Advisor.
• Technology start-up in the health and wellness arena. Advisor/Consultant and impending investor.
• Start-up developing new technology for maintenance and sanitation of public and private recreational water applications. Interim COO, Advisor.
• Start-up developing and commercializing new technology applicable to mental health and wellness needs. Advisor.

Availability
  • West Richland, WA; Elsewhere with prior arrangements
  • Skype, G+ Hangouts, GoToMeeting, LinkedIn
  • 1-866-511-1898 x1699
  • Business hours (PT). By appointment.