How I can help you
I can help improve business performance in strategic planning, product / offering development, marketing, sales and operations, especially, but not exclusively, in consulting, software and systems integration businesses. As a mentor for SCORE, I am happy to work with all types of business and really enjoy working with entrepreneurs.
I am a semi-retired management consultant with a long career focused primarily on helping large corporate clients develop new software and adopt new technologies. I have helped many leading companies through all stages of large scale business transformations, from initial planning through design, development and implementation. I have extensive experience in Financial Services and Insurance. As a Partner at Accenture and a VP at Cognizant, my internal leadership roles spanned many aspects of our businesses, from strategic planning and new internal business venture creation, through product / offering development, marketing, sales, operations, recruiting, team building, and corporate development.
I also have experience as a Board Member and Managing Director in an angel investor group (Angel Investors Forum), where I had the opportunity to meet and work with many entrepreneurs. I may be able to help you determine whether pursuing some form of venture capital investment might be an attractive option for your business.
I’ve also enjoyed roles in youth development focused non-profits, including Our Piece of the Pie (board member and board chair) and Starbase (after school STEM program volunteer).
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Business Operations
- Technology & IT Services
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Banking, Finance & Insurance
- Technical & Scientific Services
- Professional & Business Services
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
BA Economics, University of Minnesota
Lifelong learner -- having a lot of fun with Coursera and EdX!