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Expert in Specialty Chemicals, Personal Care, Cosmetic and Nutritional Ingredients, Mergers and Acquisitions

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert specializes in helping specialty chemical, especially personal care and cosmetic ingredient businesses maneuver the intricacies of global challenges

For Private Equity and Other Investors, we can...

Find the right acquisition opportunities Review a particular business and determine next steps to meet growth targets

For Those Looking to Expand Globally, we can...

Find the right channel to market Partner with you to accelerate growth Ensure the product portfolio meets the needs of local customers Allocate the right resources to ensure success

For Those Struggling with International Businesses, we can...

Tackle issues and help you navigate a new strategy Use our knowledge to help you manage cultural issues Find the right investor - discretely - when you're looking to divest or sell a business Allocate the right resources to ensure success Find a replacement principal when a business gets bought, or changes business strategy or focus Locate new principals who have product lines that will fit well with your firm's strategy Review business results and find ways to improve performance Help distributors find new opportunities


business acquisition


cosmetic industry


executive coaching


international investment


mergers and acquisitions


corporate strategic planning

Expert has had significant turn-around successes in many global settings, including those involving rapidly-changing, consolidating, and high-inflation scenarios, in both developed and developing markets. He has started subsidiary companies in developing markets and produced rapid growth in sales and profit and has set up and managed global distribution networks. For instance, in his last corporate role, Expert took over full P&L responsibility for 12 companies in 4 continents with flat sales and net losses. These companies grew at a 22% CAGR over 6 years and are continuing to be profitable and are generating cash. The exports from the head office grew an impressive 25% CAGR over the same period. Expert's deep understanding of the vagaries inherent to the personal-care chemical industry makes Expert International uniquely qualified to help executives who are experiencing difficulty competing and winning in this sector. His experience and insights have produced outstanding results time after time. He has turned around more than 15 companies, built successful management teams and offers customized solutions specific to each client's situation. Importantly he is particularly adept at passing on these skills to others so that they can continue to keep the company on a successful path.

chemical management


corporate turnaround

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   BSc Hons   Chemistry (Organic Polymer Chemistry)   University of Manchester (UMIST)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to







Working in senior executive positions for a number of personal care ingredients firms, I witnessed many of the frustrations and growing pains companies have transitioning from a national or regional company to one that acts on a global scale.

Experience has taught me that navigating and winning internationally is not just a matter of following the same tried and true business strategy and game plan. There is almost always a steep learning curve, and numerous - and potentially costly - cultural obstacles that need to be identified and addressed in order to succeed.

After 30+ years of managing global business on three continents for others, Expert International was created in 2008 to offer hands-on assistance, expertise and market knowledge to those companies that want better international capabilities, connections and opportunities.

We work with specialty chemicals - mostly personal care ingredient manufacturers and distributors—and to date have successfully helped many of our friends expand their presence throughout Latin America, Europe, the US, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

2001 to 2008


Lipo Chemicals Inc






Expert managed all overseas companies and distributors and exports. He had full P&L responsibility for the international companies and operations.

1985 to 2000






President Latin America


Expert was technical manager in Mexico, Marketing director in the US, Managing Director in Brazil, Managing Director of 5 industrial paint companies in the UK and president of Latin America. In his last position Expert had full P&L responsibility for Latin America.

2011 to 2013


Vantage Specialty Ingredients


Global Personal Care


Exec VP


Brought in by the private equity owners to manage the global personal care business through a sale process to a new owner.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Cosmetic Chemists, American Chemical Society

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has worked with a Brazilian specialty chemical manufacturer as an advisor to the board of directors to help develop strategy for geographic expansion.
  • Expert has helped a private equity company understand the specialty chemical industry in Latin America.
  • Expert has helped a private equity company evaluate specialty chemical acquisitions in India.
  • Expert worked with a New York investment company to help them understand the specialty chemical market, the personal care and cosmetic ingredient markets, how they are changing and where the right opportunities for investment may be.
  • Expert has helped hedge fund analysts understand specialty chemical companies so they can better evaluate specific investment opportunities.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1985 to 1988   Mexico   Expert managed all technical and marketing aspects of a specialty chemical manufacturer in Mexico.
1993 to 1996   Brazil   As managing director of a speciality chemical manufacturer in Brazil, with full P&L responsibility, Expert grew the sales from less than $3 million to more than $15 million in three years.
1998 to 2000   Latin America   As president Latin America for a specialty chemical manufacturer, Expert set up new companies and grew sales as much as 50% a year.
2001 to 2008   Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America   Over a six year period achieved a 22% CAGR (cumulative average growth rate) for the international companies as a group and 25% CAGR for export from the US. Managed 9 Latin American affiliates, plus France, South Africa and China, and 35 agents with a corporate staff of five. Chairman or President for most of these companies plus Chairman of a Hong Kong holding company and Panama trading company. Fully reorganized the Asia Pacific and European operations between 2005 and 2007. Established a European headquarters in Paris France and Asian headquarters in Shanghai China.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish.
Portuguese   Ability to converse in Portuguese.

Market Research:
He is a global expert in specialty chemicals, especially the personal care and cosmetic ingredient markets.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

We work with specialty chemicals - mostly personal care ingredient manufacturers and distributors—and to date have successfully helped many of our friends expand their presence throughout Latin America, Europe, the US, Asia and the Pacific Rim.

Other Skills and Services

He has turned around 18 divisions of international companies across the globe. This has given him unique insight into cross cultural communications and business management that helps him analyze and resolve issues quickly.


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