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Creativity and thinking outside the box has always been a skill. In 1982 I was awarded an employee excellence award for creative approaches and tools I created in the customer support area of software products. Creativity has afforded the ability for me to develop "active learning" in the courses being taught at Neumont University. These skills are put to use developing participatory demonstrations of business concepts, unique analysis of case studies and the ability to help students develop forward thinking rather than backward thinking regarding the lessons being taught.
Business Expansion and Globalization
Much of the work done on the executive team at 3M involved expansion of the business. This was done via both creation of new products and acquisition of companies in competitive or expansion markets. I spent two years in a religious service capacity in the UK and South Wales. As a result, I learned various cultures in the European area. Understanding cultural differences have helped in my ability to understand various approaches to business and have an understanding of the reasoning behind the thought processes and how to matriculate the thinking of various cultures into one strategic direction.
Team Building and Development
Helped in transitioning 3M Health Information Systems from a functional to a matrix management organizational structure. From that point on I have been involved in creating and managing teams through the forming stage to the performing stage. As an executive sponsor for several teams, I have been able to develop skills in helping establish charters, statements of work and project structure with various teams. Many of the teams have had responsibilities in completing feasibility studies, doing risk analysis studies, completing design documents, building software, testing software, implementing software and then turning it over to support groups. The system development life cycle has been implemented in all teams I have had responsibility to work with. Projects have required teams to use both agile and waterfall development approaches so I am versed in both.
Strategic Planning
Have had experience in creation, implementation, analysis, and redesign of business strategies. Focus has been on the processes businesses must create to allow strategies to become part of day to day operations during the execution stage but be able to be extracted from day to day operations during the evaluation stages.   Significant work has been done in teaching, developing and utilizing business intelligence and "Big Data".

Work experience

Mar 2008Present

Professor and Dept. Chair

Neumont University

President and Founder

Global Business Strategies

  • Strategic planning and business development consulting.
    • Major clients include: Liberty Homes, Final Touch Video, Aspire Design, Incos,, AxisPointe, Mindshare, iLearningGlobal.TV, Six Star Solutions.


Jordan Applied Technology Center

  • Strategic Planning and Business Operational Planning.
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic, and Word with emphasis on business applications.

VP Strategic Planning, Sales, and IT

Liberty Homes

Liberty Homes hired me under the GBS umbrella to create strategic plans, contingency plans, and change policies.

Created and implemented a program called Liberty for Life which documented and structured the processes utilized in sales, production and purchasing.

Expanded the IT group to automate many of the processes used in the company.


National Service Manager

3M Health Information Systems

Served for 10 years on the executive committee planning the strategic direction of HIS.

Responsible for world wide customer service on all the HIS products.

Participated on executive acquisition team which acquired several companies.

Responsible for all Department of Defense contracts for development and implementation of government products.


Aug 2009Aug 2013


Western Governors University

Executive Management

American Management Association

National course focused on all aspects of management.

Classes were required for anyone in management positions at 3M.


Executive Training

Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M(

This training was the intense company executive training required by all those who would enter the Executive Management Team.

This was an intense Corporate on site course which focused on strategic planning and execution.


Bachelor's of Science

Brigham Young University