Experienced CEO/President with 15+ years of decisive strategic, operational, marketing, and financial leadership. Proven expertise in creating a common vision and direction, building high-performance operations and teams, driving new market development, and positioning companies to succeed and grow in competitive and changing business climates. Adept in recognizing underlying business and financial issues, then making the tough decisions and taking quick action to effect positive change. Excel in leveraging people, processes, and technology to lower costs, improve profits, optimize revenue, and enhance shareholder value.
- Transformed zero-revenue and under-performing businesses into financially stable enterprises that delivered strong, sustainable revenue and profit and captured dominant market position against entrenched competitors.
- Spearheaded private/public debt/equity fundraising to commercialize new technologies, construct global production facilities, and drive market/service expansion.
- Built and led high-performance sales, marketing, and technical teams that opened up multiple market verticals and delivered as much as 4-fold sales growth in 2-3 years.
- Shepherded the complex development of multiple technologies, secured several patents for innovative applications, and transitioned products from the R&D lab into full-scale commercial production and global market distribution.
- Launched international ventures and opened offshore markets by living abroad, engaging in conversational German and French, and traversing dynamic political, economic, cultural, and business practices.