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 Expert  723595

Expert in Business Development and Expansion

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tennessee (TN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Subject has over 30 years of progressive business experience, including small business, SME, to Multinational organizations, and has been intimately involved in Marketing, Human Resources, Training and Development, Operations, and Finance. His experience is well rounded and balanced, and he has held positions in organizations including multiple VP and Director roles, to CEO, International Managing Director, and CFO, so he has a significant knowledge of management and leadership, as well as the ability to scope the financial aspect of a business, and he understands the unique relationships between the key result areas of business and their interaction.


He has participated in business development activities focused on key result area identification and execution. He is considered a "Guru" in Marketing and Marketing Communications both domestically and internationally, and is rated in the "Top 10" among Gurus on two separate ratings networks, one domestic and one international. He holds recommendations from clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

business development

He has management experience ranging from Small Business (<$50,000/year) to upper mid range business entities (>$200MM/year). He has had full P&L Experience for over 20 years of his management career. He is comfortable in advising small groups, or much larger ones with demonstrated experience advising SBA loan candidates on the low end, to VC groups on acquisitions and merger candidates at the top end.

He has participated in two separate IPO projects, several PPM projects, and has personally coordinated M&A activity.


business management


initial public offering

He has developed multiple Business and Marketing plans highlighting the required strategy for successful development--including sales and revenue increases, costs containment, and profitability increases. He consults and teache on a daily basis to MBA and PhD Students, worldwide.

business strategy



He has been instrumental in planning, executing, and growth of sales across multiple areas of food marketing. His 1988 television commercial for a food company won a national contest and award. He has multiple published articles in food marketing and food operations key result areas. His advertising and marketing programs highlight upside opportunity and are witty and memorable.

food marketing

He is an established expert, having written white papers on human resources issues--most notably hiring and retention--sponsored by national magazines. He serves as an advisor on HR issues. He has taught HR principles and law to undergraduates as a member of adjunct faculty, and to MBA and PhD candidates worldwide at a notable graduate school.

human resources

He has developed multiple products for marketing from Europe, South America and Australia. He has developed marketing for products from Europe into the USA, and is currently in process of developing products from Oceania to the USA. More importantly, he understands the regulatory environment associated with products and the specific marketing efforts required for creating top of mind awareness in foreign markets for local product. He holds multiple international and domestic licenses and approvals for product from US Government Agencies.

international marketing

He is an expert on various types of marketing, including event-based marketing, video marketing, article marketing. He works with retained clients on award-winning newsletters, white papers, press releases, and has story linkage to both television and radio. He has worked with authors to achieve national TV coverage, and has developed media coverage to highlight book tours, as well as speaking/listening tours.


He has developed an internationally-noteworthy seminar and presentation on organizational development and the impact of actions on organizations worldwide. His white papers have covered the impact on growth of organizations by actions taken and he is a quoted writer online and in the blogosphere.

organizational development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Knoxville, Tennessee;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  and Asheville, North Carolina.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   BS   History/Social Science   Tennessee Tech Univ   ODK
1994   Exec MBA Equiv   International Business   Henley  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



CEO and Managing Director


He is the CEO and Managing Director of this multi-level orchestration Consultancy. Prior to 2003, work product was handled on an ad-hoc basis. Since 2003, he has been responsible for three diverse areas: Development and delivery of Seminars/Training Workshops and Facilitations; creation of Networks for distribution of IT, products, and services; Oversight and distribution of rights associated with Intellectual Property

2002 to 2003


Starling Payment Group, Inc.


Executive Management


Chief Executive Officer


He was sought out, and handled start up duties for this payment network, based in California, including oversight of the Brazilian-based BPO software developer who created the software for front-end and middleware uses.

1996 to 2000






Director of Franchising/Director of BloomNet


He created, sourced, hired, and trained a network of Regional Sales Executives dedicated to developing a Franchise Sales Network across the USA. As Director, he oversaw the associated agents/entrepreneurs representing the 1-800-Flowers network--as well as a team of servicing/interface Regional Managers, and was instrumental in rolling-out new software, developing and delivering seminars and training sessions for agents.

1992 to 1996


Pudgies Chicken, Inc




VP of Franchise Sales and Development


He was responsible for development of both single unit and multi-unit Franchisees for a fast-growing Franchise system. He also participated in product development, store design, and construction approval and oversight.

Career Accomplishments:

He is an on-call Research and Resource Analyst for Standard & Poors, NYC


He is currently Acting Dean of Graduate Studies for a major online University.

Professional Appointments

He is a contributing Consultant in Knowledge Management for a nationally-known Consulting group.

He is currently President of the Board of Directors of Eduit, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, based in Washington, DC, creating an online learning network for students k-12 in India and in China.

He has worked as a contributing editor for a group publishing three national magazines, and has had his articles published in all three.


He has been named as Acting Dean of Graduate Studies for a major online University, a degree-granting MBA and PhD school.

He serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of a Southeastern-based University.

He serves on the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences at a southeastern-based University.

He is currently President of the Campus Advisory Committee at National College.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored published articles in Human Resources Management and Human Resources Development.

His published book (2001) received a mention in The New York Times, and the intellectual property has been licensed for presentation in multiple countries.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Fast Casual Magazine/Net World Alliance  
 - Net World Alliance/Fast Casual Magazine  
 - Expert/GCG Worldwide  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to   CCR   Listed   He is listed in the Government CCR Registry and qualifies under Small Business Guidelines w/SBA.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has developed and delivered Organizational Development Seminars to a major national Real Estate Solutions Group.
  • He has developed a workshop and delivered consulting expertise to a nationally known Social Services group.
  • He has developed and delivered a variety of Seminar content to various international Government groups outside the USA--the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Public Service Commission, Pacific Fisheries, etc.
  • He has created marketing and business plans and consulted with Physicians and Surgeons, Real Estate Brokers, Educators, Airline start-ups, Pharmaceutical groups, Fiber-Optic Triple-Play, and Payment groups. His marketing expertise is well-regarded internationally.
  • He has developed and delivered Seminars in areas including HR, Management and Leadership.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Strategic Marketing.
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:
He has appeared as an Expert Witness in State and Federal Courts. He has participated in multiple Discovery hearings.
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
2000 to 2003   Brazil-South America   He consulted on a variety of software development issues with BPO Outsourced software companies.
2005 to   Pacific   He has entered into an annualized contract with a Pacific Government to offer management and leadership training to Senior and Administrative Government Officials.
2006 to 2006   Republic of the Marshall Islands--Pacific   He consulted on operations and human resources issues with a major construction company group, based in the Marshall Islands, with operations in the Marshalls, on the continental USA, and in Guam.
2004 to 2005   Austria/Germany--Europe   He developed a distribution network for food products, importing them into the USA.
2006 to   Ecuador/Peru--South America   He is consulting on webpage development for the major travel portal in Northern South America.

Market Research:
He has experience in the following areas:

Television/Radio/Digital Media; IP Assessment; IP Rights Assignments and Valuation; Media Representation & PR; Marketing Plans and Programs Development & Execution; Media Presentations and Personal Media; Presentation Coaching.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and delivers the following Seminars and Training Sessions:

The Gold Standard HR Courses; Communication, Negotiation and Facilitation; Human Capital/ HR and Diversity; Sexual Harassment Intervention; EEO Guidelines & Standards; Managing Your Personal Effectiveness; Organizational Development & Results Orientation; Successful Franchising & Licensing; Dealing with Difficult People; Client Service Skills; Oral & Written Presentations/Professionalism; Finance & Debt Management; Managing New & Expanding Business Ventures.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has multi-year experience in co-vendor sourcing and location. He has extensive experience in the bidding process, and currently works within multiple retained & contracted relationships. He is listed in the Gov't CCR registry.


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