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 Expert  724903

Expert in Interactive Training Workshops & Strategic Advisory Services

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has led or played a key executive role in some of the fastest growing companies in America.

For example, he turned around and led the 6th fastest growing small public company in the U.S. as rated by Inc. magazine (5 year period). He also was a key contributor to an organization that went from zero to $1 billion in revenue in just 5 years.

In addition, Expert has led 2 startups to success and currently advises high growth companies and turnarounds. He has held CEO, COO, President and SVP titles and has served in a wide range of industries.

His unique experience, knowledge and abilities allow him to maximize his client's growth, profits and valuation.

Expert is a premier business strategist and has worked with leading companies to design and execute cutting-edge strategies that result in significant performance improvements.

He currently serves on several Boards of Directors where he provides strategic guidance and insight to maximize the companies' growth, profits and valuation.

He is known as the Business Prophet for his insights and outstanding ability to develop and execute the right strategy at the right time.

Expert established and continues to be involved in the mentoring program for the University of California, Irvine's Executive MBA students (the Paul Merage School of Business). The Executive MBA program at UC Irvine is ranked #9 in the United States ahead of USC and UCLA and second to only Stanford on the West Coast.

Expert also established the mentoring program for the Access Executive Network of which he is a member of the Board. Access is a group of primarily 'C' level executives dedicated to giving back to the communities in which they live.

Expert and his firm provide interactive training workshops which they have developed over 25 years.

All the workshops are proprietary and combine role plays, exercises, games and quizzes to facilitate the maximum adult learning environment for clients and their teams.

Corporate Toolbelt provides 10 different workshops from 1/2 to 3 days in length and all workshops can be customized to fit client needs.

Interactive Training is the ultimate organizational development tool and has been proven (through numerous studies) to be the most effective adult learning methodology.


business analysis


business strategy






organizational development


commercial sales

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   MBA   Business   California Coast University   Cum Laude
1975   BSc   Biology, chemistry   Southern Oregon University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2008


Corporate Toolbelt


CEO and Founder


All areas of building and managing the business.

1999 to 2004


Far West Leisure Industries Inc.


COO, General Manager


Responsible for building entertainment startup from zero to $18MM in 4 years. Established and managed all areas of the business.

1995 to 1999


Thoreau Services Inc.


CEO, General Manager


Responsible for building a $10MM+ B2B services company from startup in 3 years. Established and managed all functions of the business.

1989 to 1995


Krauses Sofa Factory Inc.


Sr Vice President, Sales & Operations


Responsible for all areas of sales, operations, manufacturing (receiving, shipping, QC), distribution, customer service, retail site selection, franchising, construction and other dept's. Turned around company and led it to the 6th fastest growing small public company in the U.S. as ranked by Inc. magazine.

1984 to 1989


Businessland Inc.


Multiple Executive Positions


Held key positions in a record setting startup in the B2B sales of personal computers, components and services. Company went from zero to $1 billion in sales in 5 years. Established departments, solved major problems, and assisted with key functions throughout the organization.

Career Accomplishments:

National CEO Forum Access Executive Network McKinsey CEO Review Panel

Professional Appointments

Advisory Board - Smart Salt Inc. Advisory Board - social Dragon Board of Directors - The Office Games Inc. Board of Directors - Access Executive Network

Publications and Patents Summary

Co-author of 3 books: #1 Best Seller - Purpose, Passion, Abundance On an Enlightened Path Living in Abundance Author of numerous articles Author of 'Naked' Negotiating Guide Author of Master Your Business Intensive

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Turned around a failing organization from a 20% loss to break even in 4 months. Built the organization into a profitable operation in 2 additional months with growth of 50% over previous year.
  • Provided strategic business counsel to startup organization resulting in successful launch and market cap growth of more than $10 million in less than 1 year.
  • Provided customized sales training resulting in 30% gain in revenues for a small cap company in a B2B industry.
  • Conducted a customized retreat for a dysfunctional Board of Directors resulting in a new vision and mission statement, clearly defined strategies, and the strategic plan. Organization grew significantly the following year.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Strategic Planning & 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:
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.

Market Research:
Numerous published articles and quotes in publications such as Strategic Exit, NY Metro magazine, Orange County Register, KeyFinesse magazine, For You magazine, and many more.

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:

Developed and delivered training workshops to thousands of people: Sales, Advanced Sales, Management, Executive Mgmt., Technical, Fostering Innovation, Negotiating, Alignment, Building Better Boards, Interviewing skills, Presentation skills, Entrepreneurship

Other Skills and Services

Have built four consecutive high growth companies with significant results. Apply this knowledge to assist organizations committed to maximizing their growth, profits and valuation.


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