- Intellig8Founder, 2014 - presentCo-founder and Chief Growth Hacker for Intellig8
- PAITgroupCo-Founder/Director, 2013 - 2014
- DSC ConsultingDirector of Strategic Planning & Development, 2011 - 2014
- TekPublishingVP Marketing, 2012 - 2014
I've been a life-long student of business, and business models. I started working with information technology as a kid in the late 1970s. I work with early stage companies to help them approach growth stage. I help growth stage companies scale.
I am a business executive with multiple startup and early stage company experience. I've got a lot of experience with marketing, business operations, and financial experience.
In 1993, I was a founding member and CIO of the board for Lender’s Investment Group, a private mortgage insurance company headed by the former CEO of General Electric Mortgage Insurance Corp. I developed the premium billing and financial algorithm model for the company, along with the information data management strategy to enable the insurance company to obtain a Series A round of funding.
In 1995, I founded SoftLynx Interactive, one of the first web development companies in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. In 1999, I merged the company with Reach Publishing, one of the nation’s largest direct mail marketing companies. At Reach, I headed the web marketing team, which created and implemented hybrid marketing strategies for offline/online marketing efforts for thousands of Reach advertising clients.
After exiting Reach in 2001, I became a consultant, working with many SMB and mid-market clients to create and implement business development strategies.
In 2011, I became the Director of Strategic Planning & Development for DSC Consulting, a former division of ToysRUs. Aside from my responsibility for creating the turnaround strategy, I spearheaded the new market entry into Microsoft solutions through the creation of PAITgroup, a services and training company in the SharePoint space.
In 2012, I served as President of the board of directors for the Franklin County Economic Development Commission in Franklin County, Indiana. During my tenure, our team relocated a major manufacturing company (United Refractories) to a vacant industrial facility, creating many career wage jobs. We also oversaw the grant funding process for over $1,000,000 in local business grants.
I speak at marketing and business conferences. I also coach leadership and entrepreneurship -- and consult with early and growth stage companies to help ownership teams define target markets, package their value proposition, and develop accelerated market development strategies. I have direct experience in manufacturing, retail, food service, logistics & distribution, advertising, marketing, financial, and information technology.
- Wright State University
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