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Work experience

Board of Advisors


United States Army

Engineer/Construction Manager

International Corporate Finance

EF Hutton

One of the premier investment banking companies at that time.  Started as a broker in the Denver, Colorado office and ended with the focus on Asia International Corporate Finance.  EF Hutton was merged into another investment banking house.

Jan 1993Present

Managing Partner

Venture Pacific Group International

Pat Custer is Managing Partner of Venture Pacific Group International, LL C- a global advisory firm specializing in cross border initiatives.  V PG accelerates business success for its clients by sourcing global opportunities and growing business to business partnerships through its global network.  V PG builds sustainable relationships with their clients, understands their business strategy, designs solutions to accelerate decisions and nurtures new global partnerships.  His focus is the team in areas of executive strategy and global planning.

Sep 2009Present


GoKnow Mobile Solutions, Inc.

GoKnow is a leader in mobile learning platform used in K-12. It allows the student to use smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices in and out of the classroom 24/7, which immediately shows test score improvents by engaging the student, teaching by project based lessons, and connecting the Student, Teacher, Parent in a collabortive concept. GoKnow has deployed its products to over 20,000 students both Nationally and Internationally.

Jun 1989Jul 2002


Curtis Mathes Corporation

A premier manufacturer of consumer products and developer of new technologies.  Company had approximately 600 independent dealers prior to being redirected to technology development.  Company was sold to investment group and is now an online sales for Curtis Mathes products.

Jul 1997Mar 2002


UniView Technologies Corporation

A technology company that developed software and hardware for video on demand applications, customer management software, digital display products and many other technologies.  Products were sold and installed in over 19 countries around the world.  Additional products for the banking and finance industries, including Computer Telephony Intergration software and transactional servers.  Employees were mostly engineers and other technical positions.  Sales were concentrated on B2B basis.

Listed as one of the "Fastest 50 Growing Companies" in 2002.

Jul 1984Nov 1987


Donny Osmond Entertainment Corporation

Co-Founded the Donny Osmond Entertainment Company with Donny Osmond with the purpose of producing children videos for Disney and others as well as to develop new technologies for the entertainment industry.  Managed the IPO of the corporation which begin trading on NASDAQ in January 1985.  Company divided its divisions in 1986 between production and technology.  Technology was merged into Curtis Mathes Corporation.



CNR Resources

Managed the acquisition of an Energy company with over 450 producing wells in several states, exploration and development operations, and land management system.  Set a record in 1982 for completing 62% of exploration and development wells.  Company was sold in 1985.


Feb 2008Mar 2009

Professional and Executive Coaching

University of Texas at Dallas

Master Level coarse recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Aug 1973Dec 1977



Bernie Appel

Bernie was on the Board of Directors of Curtis Mathes Corporation and uniView Technologies.  His experience in electronic distribution and store management was an inspiration.

William Park

Bill had over 35 years at Curtis Mathes Corporation and was a mentor for my development into the consumer electronics world.


Combining my entreprenuership, global leadership, executive coaching, and most importantly my business experiences has positioned me to not only lead a team, but to develop a team in talent, attitude, and performance.
Speaker on China business experience, entreprenuership, career development and other topics for corporations, universities, and civic organizations.  Live apprearances on CNN, Fox, CBS, Bloomberg, CCTV (China) and more.  Some universities; Texas Tech University, SMU Cox School of Business, University of Texas at Dallas, Peking University (China) and others.
Executive Coach
Completed the master level program for Professional and Executive Coaching.  Specializing in coaching senior level executives and boards of directors for private an publicly traded companies.
China Business Advisor


History, Travel, speaking to youth groups, woodworking, art


CEO and  Board of Director experience on both on publicly traded and private companies; and other extensive international experience provides him with the unique perspective to work with companies on their Global expansion or changes in their strategic plans.  Education in engineering, finance and executive coaching provides a major contribution to his leadership and advisory style.  With over 100 trips to Asia Pacific and many to South America and Europe, his is talent is to work in different cultures seamlessly.