WEST GROUP LLC
WEST GROUP LLC, Grand Rapids, Michigan - Charlotte, North Carolina
West Group offers a wide range of consulting, marketing and technology creation and deployment services for small to medium size businesses. A sampling of project types as follows:
The Value Source Group - Acting CEO.
This position and client projects allowed me to use my skills and knowledge incoaching, team dynamics, market resonance, conflict resolution, creating high performance teams, leadership and sales team analysis. I co-created weighted profiles and benchmarks. I led, envisioned and managed the development of the on-line profile system. I also gave the scientific value meaning through the creation of applicable reports for benchmarking, team optimization for business and professional athletes and sports teams as well as solid market feedback. I developed the current presentation of the training program for distributors and coaches to be able to comprehend the necessary knowledge to use the profile thereby maximizing their return on their current largest investment; their people. I also deemed necessary an on-line training format with today's economic decline and therefore created that. I worked as front line of support to distributors.
TVSG is an online assessment company that delivers training, and profile services based on The Science of Axiology or value theory
Straub and King Retirement Planning - Business consultant/ contract CIO.
Business consulting included business plan creation, the marketing approach and moderating their semi-annual Client Advisory Board. I partnered the correct technology including implementation and maintenance of CRM, email, intranet, desktop support and system upgrades to help achieve their business goals. I consulted in a variety of capacities such as marketing, video production and direct sourcing of promotional goods from China as well.
The partners at Straub and King had a new business idea they wanted to test market. In under thirty days I created this new company's identity and all marketing materials including the content for the 2010 Financial Planners Association EXPO in California.
Straub and King is a top 100 producing financial planning firm for Securities America.
securemploy.com - Business technology consultant.
I worked with the company executives to redesign and add additional functionality to their website. I evaluated, selected and implemented an open source option to reduce cost. I managed the integration with other aggregators and the off-shore development team.
securemploy.com is a national recruiting company specializing in the hospitality industry. Website includes employer job postings, resume postings, applying for jobs and third party job feeds.
virtual-e-fit is an on-line portal for personal trainers to market themselves and train and manage their clients. I was responsible for delivering their website that included the necessary functionality such as individual trainer's online stores and customizable home pages, real time streaming video, interactive training log and trainer's resource area to make this possible. I was responsible for all aspects of the project, including sourcing/managing the off-shore development team, graphics, developing specifications and launch of the site. I saved the company $20,000 against other proposed vendors.
Rich Campe International -
- Created an on-line value-based profiling system which included calculating scores, compiling results and automatically producing reports for download.
- Created an online community for training and collaboration for life coaches.
- Developed and conducted training programs for use and interpretation of the profiles.
- Sourced talent and managed the conversion of a legacy Axiology based Clipper application to an online web based application used by over 10,000 people to date.
- Produced on-line training videos using Camtasia Studio.
Capture the Champion Within - Developed marketing materials that included CD jackets, flyers, website, business cards, video samples of seminars, audio editing, logo development and video and audio streaming.
Rodeo Brazilian Restaurant - Contracted.
Managed the facilities for technology and communication needs during the build out phase of the restaurant. Did the software selection for the POS and implemented it. Shot and produced the opening commercial. Created the opening PR campaign that brought 20 former NFL players to the grand opening.
Snyder and Associates - Contracted IT work. Small accounting firm. Coordinated office relocation and managed the facilities for all the cabling, phones and technology to be installed. Installed and deployed Microsoft Small Business Server, Windows XP and Office 2000.