The concept-to-launch phase is the crucial, formative period of your business.
For a first-time founder of a new business, the most important success factor during this phase is total commitment.
A majority of startups never make it to commercial launch because they fail to develop a brand or to define a need and a market. They may also fail to develop operational skills, or in the domain of financing, or in scaling the business after launch.
Applying best practices in this crucial early phase can make the difference between a solid foundation for launching a rocket or burning out on the launch pad.
Providing high-quality consulting expertise, helping business professionals make critical decisions with certainty - and with the immediacy demanded by today's fast-changing business world
Chief Executive Officer
Global Netoptex, Inc.
Value-added, mission-critical, Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions to leaders in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), financial services, Web 2.0, online games, and digital media in North America and Europe
GNI's customer-centric infrastructure, delivery model, and commercial approach offer a robust, reliable IT foundation for optimizing the delivery of production instances of on-line applications
Investor: Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
GNi was acquired by FusionStorm in March 2010
Chief Operating Officer
Health Hero Network
Healthcare IT providing a HIPAA compliant cloud application, health management programs and a proprietary FDA Class II medical device for remote symptom management of chronically ill patients covering more than 120 chronic diseases and co-morbidities
Investors: Psilos Group, Oracle Strategic Partners, Integral Capital, California Technology Ventures
Health Hero Network was acquired by Robert Bosch Healthcare
Chief Operating Officer
Automated and proactive enterprise application management by embedding best practices into a proprietary technology platform for ISVs to deliver Software as a Service (SaaS) to the Mid-Market
Investors: American Express, Alliance Capital, Bayview Partners, CommVest LLC, Convergence Partners, Mentmore Holdings, Sand Hill Capital, Robertson Stephens and ThomVest Holdings
Avasta was acquired by Navisite (Nasdaq: NAVI)
Chief Financial Officer
Cloud-based, unified messaging application that consolidated voice, e-mail and voicemail
Utilizing VoIP technology including enhanced telephone features such as find-me, follow-me, call forwarding, unique telephone #, e-mail address, text-to-speech with credit card billing and usage tracking
Investors: SoftBank Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Microsoft
ThinkLink was acquired by Microsoft
Director - Finance
Director - FP&A responsible for annual Financial Plan, quarterly forecasting, new business analysis.
Board Auditor - EA Japan (a joint venture with JVC)
IPO finance team
Senior Financial Analyst
Operations Specialist 2nd Class
United States Navy
Naval Special Warfare SEAL Team 2 (BUD/S Class 99)
University of Chicago
MBA, Finance, 1984
BA, Economics, 1982
Interdisciplinary Approach to Defined Benefit Pension Plans