As an endurance obstacle racer and marathoner, I know how to overcome challenges. I have always been a consummate learner. I was the kid in the corner reading the encyclopedia (I developed my social skills later in life!) I studied the thought leaders of our time, and those who had risen to recognition over the ages. I learned from these people how to question the accepted, look at complex challenges from a different perspective; and then resolve the issues at hand. Through my creative thinking, I was granted my first patent in my 20's.
I have a particular set of skills which I have acquired over a long career; skills that strike fear in the heart of my competition. I am a thought leader, a dynamic visionary and a strategic executive with proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans. I am industry agnostic, focusing instead on the ranges of similar issues which companies face as they grow through the different stages from a start-up to $50 million and beyond; and guiding them to find solutions in the face of constant change.
I am recognized as experienced and effective leader, a team player who is able to develop strong working relationships at all levels, both internal and external to an organization. Delivering favorable ROI; with a keen attention to detail with a strong sense of accountability, responsibility and ethics.
My passion is guiding business owners through unfamiliar territory and making the complicated, simple. I get a charge out of seeing the look of accomplishment, and the smile on an owner’s face at the end of a project. Relocating to San Diego from Cincinnati Ohio is a dream come true. Immersing myself into the community, joining Rotary Club 33, I attended the 2013 LEAD San Diego INFLUENCE Program for C-Level Executives, and I became active on several non-profit boards. Personally, I enjoy time exploring all that San Diego has to offer with my wife; golf, racquetball, crew, Flyboarding and Spartan racing with my sons.
Founded Pitch it Forward in 2013, a non-profit organization that challenges high school athletes to lead more effectively in the communities in which they live, learn and play. Launched our beta program with seven San Diego high schools in October 2013.
Founded the Miracle League of San Diego in 2005 and built it into one of the finest recreational opportunities for children with special needs in San Diego County. Expanded to second location in fall 2012. The Miracle League is a model of transparency and professionalism in the non-profit sector.
Graduate of the 2013 LEAD San Diego Influence Program for C-Level Executives, which provided unique insight into collaborative leadership across the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout San Diego County.
Visionary, dynamic and entrepreneurial non-profit, operating and financial executive with proven ability to develop and execute complex business and financing plans in a wide variety of industries. Strategic thinker. Keen attention to detail with a strong sense of accountability, responsibility and ethics. Effective leader who is equally comfortable behind the scenes, with the media and leading presentations to high-level dignitaries. Respected and prominent community leader who creates, mobilizes and coordinates support for valuable non-profit programs. Strong team builder.
Specialties: Areas of expertise include corporate social responsibility, donor relations, volunteer recruitment and management, capital campaigns, board development, building collaborative partnerships, strategic planning, problem solving, start-ups, due diligence, financial reporting/metric analyses, budgeting and forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and workouts..
I began my career in the US Marine Corps. I became an aerodynamics, physics and systems engineering expert while attending the US Navy flight school. A result from this leadership and technical training: I flawlessly operated military helicopters, transport airplanes, private jets for 15 years. In conjunction with this skill, I was given the opportunity to lead people in many different corporate environments. I left the Marines as a Lieutenant Colonel (Executive).
I've always preferred dynamic environments where I can contribute in a cross functional team. This is a great fit for me because it draws upon my technical knowledge & cross functional team leadership in multiple subject areas.
I am technically savvy, direct, insightful, perceptive and thrive in environments where people can collaborate and focus on a master goal. I've had a great amount of success at the companies I work with because I ensure the company cultivates this ideal environment.
My involvement in the business operations of companies I serve contributes to a reduction of internal expenses while increasing efficiency. I spend time understanding the core of business concerns: People, Process & Technology. I build high performing teams, sites and business models using intra/entrepreneurial vision, cross functional team building, people development, and a relentless focus on the customer experience. Outcomes: More employee engagement, Better customer experiences, Faster top and bottom-line growth.
Executive Leadership Competencies:
• Enterprise-Level Business Development and Sales • Strategic Marketing & Branding • New Product & Brand Development • Distribution Channel Management • Complex Change Management • High Productivity with Collaborative Approach • Global Expertise in Asia • Cross-Cultural Talent Training & Development • Large Client Relationship Management • Profit & Loss Statement Accountability • Risk Management & Performance Metrics • Plan Formulation & Results-Generating Execution