Dr. Earl R. Smith Ii
- Washington US-DC
- [email protected]
Longview, Executive Director (January 1997 to Present): Longview specialized in building and managing Advisory Boards as business development engines. Using our proprietary approach we can help you unlock the true potential of your company. Our Boards are made up of very experiences and well connected individuals who have been chosen with your company’s specific needs, strengths and capabilities in mind. They contribute by helping you to increase both your revenue and the average size of your sales. We offer a free consultation.
I am a serial entrepreneur, political and social theorist, published author and speaker. A veteran of Wall Street, I have served as CEO/Senior Partner for all of the companies which I founded. I provide strategic advisory services in the areas of business development of business, turn-around plans, strategic planning, team development and augmentation, merger and acquisition strategies, and leadership and management style. Through my network of strategic partnerships and associations, I bring together tailor-made teams to advise clients on a wide range of complex issues.
Much of my work is with investors - both angel and venture capitalists. I specialize in improving results for under-performing companies and corporate divisions. I build management teams, sales teams and Advisory Boards as business development engines. Most of my work is with investors who are realizing poorer results than expected. I have also worked with management teams looking to buy out the existing owners and with investors looking to sell or merge a portfolio company.
My experience includes designing and organizing companies, business/technology management, team building, strategic alliances, negotiating complex arrangements, governance & compliance, resourcing & financing, mergers & acquisitions, management/team/board assessment, coaching and strategic and tactical planning and implementation. I serve on boards of directors and advisory boards, as well as in interim senior management positions.
Two of my very favorite engagements are helping others build their business and building teams that accomplish great things. Some of my most rewarding experiences have been creating opportunities for highly motivated people and watching them enjoy successes that they never thought they might.
I work as a senior adviser to investors and CEOs because I believe that hard problems can be solved – it’s just a matter of finding the right approach, resources and team to solve them. When it comes to overcoming tough challenges, there is no substitute for experience and proven judgment. I have worked with investors and CEOs that were stuck – unable to find a way forward. Once the way is cleared, watching them succeed is a real ‘Rocky Mountain High’!
I build advisory boards as business development engines because I discovered that they are by far the best way to drive the gross revenue of a company. I built the first ones for my own companies. My book, Amazing Pace: Turbocharged Business Development describes these boards.
I have also published Dream Walk: Parables for the Living – Zen stories for the present.