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 Expert  719544

Expert in Strategy, Risk Management, Contingency Planning, Business Continuity

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Indiana (IN)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a professional manager with over 28 years of extensive management experience including full P&L responsibility. He has a proven track record of increasing profits by reducing expenses and increasing sales/market share. He is experienced in financial leadership, business development, and strategic planning for diverse industries. Expert has designed and conducted critical infrastructure assessments, intelligence studies, and analysis of business exposure to risks.

business intelligence

Expert has designed the premier system for "all hazards" business continuity management. The system is applied by a wide variety of private sector firms and public sector entities. Expert wrote and published two books on crisis management, one of which has been translated into Spanish for worldwide distribution. The system is based on five critical elements: management team, planning, operations, logistics, and finance/administration. When a leading international oil company was concerned over its ability to manage a major oil spill, Expert developed a crisis management template for use at the company's refineries, marketing terminals, chemical plants, production facilities, and transportation operations.

disaster control


disaster planning


flood insurance


business continuity planning

With expertise in identifying the critical links between an organization's infrastructures, Expert has in-depth knowledge of energy systems, transportation, telecommunications, banking and finance, water supply, continuity of government, and emergency services. He has developed assessment studies and recommendations for optimization of infrastructure use and protection. He has identified threats, hazards, vulnerabilities, interdependencies, and alternatives. After developing plans to respond to the loss of critical infrastructures, Expert provides training to personnel involved in disaster recovery activities.



disaster avoidance


disaster prevention


disaster recovery

Expert developed data analysis and tracking systems for evaluating information used in business decision-making. He provided consultation for clients on areas of weakness or vulnerability with regard to information resources and accessibility to information via electronic means. Expert has developed a seminar on the links between strategy, crisis management, and competitive intelligence in business.

competitive intelligence

Having developed Hazval(tm) and Auditrak(tm), Expert understands the importance of assessment programs for evaluating emergency preparedness. The programs analyze nine essential elements of analysis (EEA) through a series of measures of performance questions and measures of effectiveness (MOE) criteria. These diagnostic tools are the basis for developing emergency plans, training, drills and exercises, and commitment tracking systems. When a major steel producer was cited for violations and failure to comply with environmental, health, and safety regulations and faced fines in excess of $500MM, Expert was brought in to design and implement a companywide training system. He instructed nearly 7000 workers in hazard elimination and loss prevention, environmental awareness, leader safety training, quality management systems, and safety compliance.


emergency management


natural disaster preparedness

Experienced at assembling diverse teams to address issues and provide business solutions, Expert has built, trained, and managed teams to provide delivery of training programs for clients in the steel, oil, petrochemical, and telecommunications industries. He has developed leadership training programs for new managers. He has developed subordinates to be able to manage complex scheduling, program development, and personnel optimization initiatives.

team building

Expert has developed safety management systems for a variety of clients, including OSHA-required compliance programs, policies, procedures, and training systems. He has evaluated safety compliance initiatives to determine compliance status and enhance safety for numerous clients. Expert has analyzed organization structure, personnel performance and use, determining core tasks and strategic business focus with a goal of optimizing resources and maximizing profits. He developed strategic goals and initiatives for diversity and re-structuring.

business management


safety management

Expert is a seasoned risk management professional who advises private and public sector executives to develop risk buffering strategies to protect their asset base. With a M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Expert's focus is human capital: what people think, who they are, what they need and how they communicate. With over 28 years in management consulting as a trusted advisor, crisis manager, senior executive and educator, Expert brings unprecedented value to clients worldwide.

Expert is well-versed in contingency planning, risk management, human resource development, “war gaming,” as well as competitive intelligence, issues analysis, global strategy and identification of transparent vulnerabilities. Expert began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army after completing his BS in Criminology. As a thought leader, Expert leverages his skills in client attraction and the tools of LinkedIn, social media and publishing to help executives in decision analysis, strategy development and risk buffering.

Expert has a passion for helping executives, risk managers, and contingency planning professionals leverage their brand and leadership skills by enhancing decision making skills, changing behaviors, communication styles and risk management efforts. A well-known author, his books and articles are readily available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Internet.

Connect with Expert if…

You are a decision maker seeking risk and contingency planning strategies development.

You are a company seeking to leverage white papers or Thought Leadership to promote your brand.

You are a contingency planning professional who wants simulations training to validate your plans and secure senior management buy in for your programs.


disaster recovery planning


business strategy review


crisis management


enterprise risk management




operational risk




risk assessment


risk characterization


risk management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   M.Ed.   Counseling and Guidance   University of Texas  
1973   B.S.   Criminology   Indiana State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to




Principal and Founder


He is the Senior Executive experienced in crisis management counseling, business continuity management planning and strategic risk management for diverse industries. Expert's company has been a key player in developing business solutions for clients worldwide. He is responsible for assessing business risks and providing support through all stages of the business continuity/crisis management process while minimizing adverse impacts of business interruption. He has created plans, organized structure and methodologies to successfully manage crisis situations for a wide spectrum of business and government entities.

2000 to 2000


PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP


Senior Manager


Expert was recruited into the Global Risk Management Solutions, Operational, and Systems Risk Services groups to facilitate the growth of the Business Continuity Planning practice. Highlights include:

- The supervision of teams of managers, senior associates and associate level personnel in the preparation of proposals, client consultation, business continuity plans, report preparation and annual development plans.

- The design and implementation of business continuity tests for clients in the energy service, food service, manufacturing and financial service sectors.

- The facilitation of the development of business continuity plans for clients in the energy and financial services sector

- The development of proposals for clients in the medical, insurance, energy, food services, manufacturing and e-commerce sectors totaling approximately $1.85 million.

- He achieved a utilization rate of approximately 22%.

- He was a keynote speaker on business continuity planning issues for Physicians Insurers Association annual meeting.

1983 to 1985


Impell Corporation




Expert was recruited to facilitate the growth of the Utility Services practice. Highlights include: Supervised teams of Senior Associates and Associate level personnel in the preparation of proposals, client consultation, emergency preparedness plans, regulatory compliance assessments, commitment identification and tracking, report preparation and due diligence activities; Designed and implemented crisis simulations for clients in the utility sector; Designed and implemented training programs for utility sector clients; Developed proposals for utility sector clients totaling approximately $1 million dollars; Achieved a utilization rate of approximately 92%.

1981 to 1983


Detroit Edison Company




He was recruited to facilitate the licensing of Fermi Nuclear Power Plant and develop nuclear emergency preparedness training programs.





Senior Research Scientist


He was recruited to facilitate the growth of the Government Services Sector practice. Highlights include:

- Developed Supervised-On-The-Job (SOJT) training program for the Royal Saudi Navy.

- Designed Phase 1A of the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC).

- Designed and implemented training programs for Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

- Developed proposals for clients totaling approximately $2 million dollars.

- Achieved a utilization rate of approximately 85%.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the Union League Club of Chicago. He is a life member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He also belongs to the Disabled American Veterans.


He received the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois Associate of the Year, 1998. He is listed in Who's Who in Executives and Professionals 1997 -1998.

Publications and Patents Summary

An internationally recognized speaker, writer, and conference leader, Expert's publications include four books on crisis management, business continuity, pandemic planning and emergency management (one offered in Spanish) and over 280 articles relating to crisis solutions and other business issues.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Praeger Publishing  
 - McGraw-Hill  
 - London, England: Sterling Publications.  
 - Pennwell Books.  
 - Insight Magazine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1973 to 1979   United States Army   Officer   Intelligence Officer responsible for intelligence analysis, collection and reporting. Briefer for senior officers.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • An industrial gas manufacturer needed to develop a comprehensive crisis management program for its more than 120 facilities nationwide. Expert designed and developed a comprehensive crisis management program, established a "Standard of Care" and community outreach program, and educated the workforce, resulting in an estimated initial cost savings of approximately $16,200,000.
  • Expert has also provided consulting in the areas of security, anti-terrorism, investigations, guard services, executive protection, courier services, and chemical management.
  • Consulted to an international manufacturing firm for the development of business continuity, crisis management and emergency preparedness planning
  • Developed pandemic preparedness programs for large healthcare insurance companies, healthcare institutions and government organizations.
  • Developed business continuity plans for an international foods (candies, energy bars, etc.) company.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Disaster planning expert for consulting on existing disaster plan review, critical systems identification, business impact analysis, disaster recovery strategies, disaster plan development and documentation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert provided insight on emergency preparedness during hearings associated with nuclear power plant licensing. He was also involved with an investigation of emergency preparedness related to an electrical outage caused by flooding.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2014 to   Korea   Provided consulting expertise in the development of business continuity, crisis management and emergency management programs for international manufacturing organization.
2011 to   Middle East   Provided training programs for companies located in Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia. The programs focused on risk management, crisis management, business continuity planning.
1993 to   Nigeria   Provided emergency preparedness, crisis management, environmental awareness, geographic information systems and other programs for Nigerian government and oil companies operating in Nigeria
1997 to   Angola   Provided training programs for emergency preparedness, crisis management, risk management for government and oil companies operation in Angola.
1995 to   Europe   Providing training programs for emergency preparedness, crisis management, risk management for government and private sector companies operating in Europe and inernationally.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Native proficiency

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is an internationally recognized speaker, writer and conference leader. He has developed seminars in crisis management, media management, environmental safety, geographic information system, hazard elimination and loss prevention, year 2000 planning, leadership training, ISO 9000 quality management, and ISO 14000 environmental management. Expert has also had the distinction of being a symposium leader for international conferences.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has been frequently interviewed for television and other media.


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