We’ll work together at every stage to make it happen.
Start-ups. You’re going into business. You need a sensible business model. A well thought out business plan and achievable forecast.
Raising capital. Don't underestimate the power of a convincing pitch. Or targeting investors who fulfill your strategic needs and align with your values.
Going to market. Build your marketing strategy and messaging to facilitate the sales process. A process that makes your customers want to buy.
Growing your company. Work on incremental improvements that improve sales, customer service, operations and financial management. Invest resources on what's next for your growth. Like expanding markets, new revenue streams, new product development, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
Considering an exit. Take charge! Be deliberate about how you want this to go. Develop the plan and be as committed to implementation as you were when you started this company.
Let’s work together to create the conditions for your company’s success.
Ideas are your starting point. People make them happen.
Structure gets them done. Stories give them life.
...that the person you might work with to create the conditions for your success started off writing comedy. Not unexpectedly, it led to being an award-winning ad agency Creative Director. From there, very unexpectedly, I became COO of a tech company. We grew that one 10 times over.
Now I was a battle-proven consultant for all types of companies. I shocked the President of a Japanese corporation into rethinking his management team approach. Herded a dozen CEO’s and Presidents to work with government on a 5 year injury prevention strategy. Then there was the time I churned out 70+ location-based business plans for a national grocer, delivering $35M in added revenue. That was a fun 6 weeks!
Start-ups have always had a special place in my heart. Many business plans written and deals done, but my fav was the one that secured $40M plus a line for another $60M. Next was President of a PE firm. Funded by one the partners who had cashed out from that start-up. More deals and some crazy experiences. Like when the engine of a private charter we were flying caught fire. Although the 3 news helicopters were likely hoping for a more "impactful" scoop, we lived.
I went on to enjoy roles as Country President for a global digital firm and COO of an early stage tech company. And of course, I keep working with great people to successfully start up, grow and sell companies.
The story continues. Maybe with you.