• Eastern Michigan University Alumni Association ( Board Member / Executive Committee )
  • Eastern Michigan University School of Business Advisory Board Member
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Analysts
  • Original Equipment Suppliers Association
  • Detroit Economic Club –Sustaining Member
  • Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit, Board Member and Chair of Membership Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association


Strategic business development professional specializing in maximizing profitability and creating strategic relationships. Diverse knowledge base in industrial markets with analytical expertise understanding customer values, competitor positioning, and other key issues impacting business strategy. A wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience with demonstrated success as a high value contributor.


  • Global Business
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Sales
  • Competitive & Market Analysis
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic Alliances & Partnership Building
  • Negotiation
  • Capital Structure Strategy
  • Budgeting / Forecasting

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Senior Director of Global Business Development


Provide in-depth, detailed, long term forecasting for global automotive and powertrain production and sales. Primary markets for forecasting services include automotive suppliers and investment companies

  • Management, Sales and Promotion of Forecasting Services utilizing a strong network in the automotive industry as well as financial space -private equity, hedge funds, banks, and broker / dealers.
  • Sales and promotion of Product Lifecycle Management ( PLM ) software solutions.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Manage / Mentor Staff
2002 - 2005

Director of Marketing and Director of Asia-Pacific Business Development


A $2 Billion automotive supplier of components and modules for engine, chassis and driveline / transmission.

  • Strategy support for business teams.
  • Automated forecasting process development.
  • Corporate development support – joint ventures / acquisitions / alliances.
  • Account management/Sales
  • Asia-Pacific Business Development

1996 - 2002

Project Manager


Technical and industrial marketing research and consulting firm servicing Fortune 500 companies.Focused on industrial markets including automotive OEM and aftermarket ( 70% of personal focus ).Customized / proprietary studies only.

  • Competitive Business Intelligence- developed ethical techniques to gather detailed competitive information for client strategy formulation such as manufacturing cost analysis, production rates, and customer mix.
  • Technology Assessment- researched new technology solutions to determine technical viability and advised client on cost issues and barriers to entry.
  • Market Opportunity Analysis- researched commercial viability of new technologies or acquired businesses.
  • Market Size / Segmentation- researched and built ground-up analysis on markets including forecasting.
  • Managed staff members of three to four per project and job budgets of $5,000 to $100,000.
1991 - 1996

Financial Consultant/Broker




Series 7 / 63 NASD Licensed

Identified and recommended investment solutions to individuals and businesses. Assisted clients with financial planning through investment portfolio design with a focus on mutual funds, individual stocks and municipal bonds. Maintained communication and relationships with bond desks, equity analysts and institutional services.



MBA - Pursuing


BS - Political Science/Marketing



Fundamental Skill-Sets

Strategy Strategic thinker that constantly analyzes ways to do things better in order to yield a competitive advantage and enhance profitability.  Always aware of the environment that directly and indirectly affects the business that I am in.  My experience in competitive intelligence has given me a sense and an intense desire to understand not only who my competitors are but what they are doing and who they are doing it with.    Leadership The goal of having a leadership strategy and style is to create a team that will give 100% to whatever we are trying to accomplish.  My leadership style involves establishing expectations, clarifying roles and responsibilities, leveraging talent and listening.  I believe in a “roll up the sleeves” approach when necessary and treating team members with respect and trust.   M&A/Corporate Development Constantly monitoring the market for attractive opportunities to partner, acquire or divest is very important to the success of a business.  Diverse background in performing due diligence and being involved in deals.  Good network of investment bankers, analysts both equity and fixed income, investors and turnaround professionals and have a high degree of knowledge around lending environments and debt instruments. Experience in evaluating and developing partnerships internationally and have worked on asset valuation projects.   Technology Throughout my life and career I have always had exceptional mechanical aptitude which translated into an ability to think strategically and understand technology, industrial equipment and process as well as engineering concepts.  My ability to “shorten the learning curve” has allowed me to consistently get up to speed when technology is involved.  I have made many contributions throughout the years to industrial and technological assessments and presentations.   Sales I have a customer focused strategy that includes cultivating partnering relationships.  I believe that relationship building is a key to profitable and sustainable sales revenue generation.  I give a great deal of attention to customer satisfaction as well as the customer’s criteria for success.  I believe every customer should feel that they are my most important.  Performing research on your prospects and planning for a sales meeting is a strong belief of mine and another key to my success in creating win-win solutions.  Not afraid to take calculated risks to increase bottom line results.