An MBA in finance and operations, plus an engineering background and 35 years of diverse and challenging management experience, give me good insight into how businesses work best. As a small business coach, I have some well-practiced strategies to help owners and managers move their business in a profitable direction.

Career

My career is in manufacturing, engineering and business development; I have been fortunate to gain a wide variety of business experience. I have worked in sales and BD for a Fortune 500 company and several smaller ones.  I started and ran FlowWorks, a web-based data management company that grew 100% a year for 4 years. I was Director of Strategic Development of Trim Systems, a Tier 1 supplier to the heavy-duty trucking industry. I have also held the positions of Engineering Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Manager and Project Engineer with Northwest firms.

Education

  • Master’s in Business Administration (Finance & Operations), Seattle University, 1997
  • Certificate in Total Quality Management, Quest Institute, 1996
  • Bachelor’s of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), University of British Columbia, 1983

Community

Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center – Mentor / Coach, 2014 – present.

Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, Citizen’s Advisory Committee – Chair, 2006 – 2010.
St. Therese Parish, Finance Council – Member, 1998 – 2006.

Other

Family – I am the father of two magnificent young adults who are making their way in the world.
Interests – Politics and economics, boating, outdoor recreation, and building businesses.

Please see my LinkedIn profile for additional details.