Summary

General management executive with key global experiences in business development, sales, marketing, finance and operations. Significant international, finance and IT experience. Interested in building a global business.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

President

Aperio Global
Specialists in Business Process Improvement using Six Sigma, Lean and other tools. Focus on international organizations, especially with process integration of acquisitions.
May 2000 - Jun 2008

VP / General Manager Display Systems

Richardson Electronics
Strategic Business Unit Manager for a $100m display products unit with over 200 employees globally. Responsible for development and implementation of annual sales and expense plans and three year long-range plans, development of overall sales and marketing strategy. Identified and integrated three key acquisitions for the group. Spent six months in Germany to restructure and integrate acquisition as European operations center. Restructured North American and European sales and marketing organizations .
Jun 1996 - May 2000

Business Unit Manager, Display Products

Richardson Electronics
Established new business unit within the Display Systems Group to market industrial and medical displays worldwide, growing sales from zero to $15m. Responsible for sales and expense budgeting as well as global inventory levels. Developed new global vendor relationships and distribution agreements, product marketing programs for use in worldwide offices, and trained existing sales force on new products and markets.
Jul 1994 - Jun 1996

International Operations Manager

Richardson Electronics
Based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands, initiated project to investigate third-party warehousing alternatives in Europe to act as central distribution facility. Managed European logistics for all territories and interfaced with sales operations between Europe and corporate office. Responsible for European marketing operations and market research in concert with regional sales management
Apr 1993 - Jul 1994

Regional Sales Manager

Richardson Electronics
Established and managed an international sales territory where we had no direct presence, including Eastern Europe, Africa, India/Pakistan, Australia/New Zealand. Created a network of local sales agents and representatives throughout the territory and managed a direct support sales force to sell the company’s products, growing sales from $1m to $5m.
Sep 1989 - Apr 1993

Corporate Development Manager, Europe

Richardson Electronics
Relocated to Europe to reorganize and manage Italian acquisition, opened a sales office in Northern Italy, and developed a comprehensive logistics roadmap for transition to European Union in 1992. Responsible for marketing operations for European regional management. Was awarded the company's top achievement award for developing a cost-effective inventory replenishment system for the European warehouses.
Oct 1987 - Sep 1989

International Operations Specialist

Richardson Electronics
Developed and integrated foreign acquisitions and startups to company's processes and systems.

Education

Education
1982 - 1987

BBA

1984 - 1985

Business & Italian Language

Universita di Bologna
1978 - 1982

Marquette University High School

Certifications

Certifications
2009 - Present

Six Sigma Green Belt

Chicago Deming Association - Six Sigma Masters Program