Senior Executive. Since 1970, has lead and held key management positions with the best Cleveland-based consulting organizations renowned for their rapid growth, technical expertise, excellence and professionalism. Recognized expert in management and development of leading edge companies in technological and retail competitive industries. Strengths include blending management, marketing, organizational and technical expertise to structure, initiate and operate organizations that address relevant business issues.
Tera Link Business Development – 2005 to Present – Ohio
Information Technology and Business Consulting services including Project Management, Audits, Business Operations Consulting, New Venture Analysis and Launch. Developed a highly successful string of retail store operations providing sweepstakes and other play-for-cash promotions. Opened stores in Sandusky, Vermilion, Elyria, Port Clinton, Milan, Lorain and Amherst Ohio. Voted Best of the Best Internet Cafes 5 consecutive years by the Lorain Journal.
Worked on a five-year project with representatives of the Governor’s office and business leaders to try to bring Native American casino gaming to Ohio. Established the basic regulatory framework for Indian gaming in Ohio by working with Federal agencies enforcing laws relating to Indian gaming, including the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Interior Department, the Justice Department as well as County and City authorities. Was successful in identifying and contracting with a federally recognized tribe with roots in Ohio; identified and secured options for land; developed and wrote the extensive documents required under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) to qualify the tribe’s legal position, put land in trust and document the compact between the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, the State of Ohio and the tribe.
Broad based consulting services including new venture analysis, business studies, feasibility, organizational structuring, the effective application of technology, recommendation, selection, planning, evaluation, project management, implementation planning, recruiting, training, Internet development with e-Commerce and communications based solutions. Specific IT consulting specialists in staff augmentation and project development for client companies including Fortune 1000 corporations thru smaller, independently owned organizations.
Creative Computing Company & Sempertech – 1979 -2005 Cleveland Ohio President/GM
Responsible for overall P & L, planning and operation of all Company activities for the consulting and microcomputer divisions. Accomplished the overall objective of providing the highest quality information systems consulting services for the lowest possible fees. The consulting services market focused on F1000 companies with advanced technology environments. Responsibilities included strategic and tactical planning and implementation of sales, marketing and technical activities. The Company profitably expanded geographically and ranked in the top 10% of like firms nationally, employing hundreds of consultants in several branch locations.
Microcomputer division offered the complete spectrum of products and services: PC & peripherals, communication & networking, education, maintenance & repair, software products & packages, consulting and developmental services.
Largest branch and corporate headquarters Cleveland, Ohio had over 100 field consultants. Merged with Computer Task Group / Buffalo, NY in 1986 resulting in the dominant consulting operation in Cleveland and Columbus with well over 200 field consultants in Cleveland and nearly 200 in Columbus.
Neoterics – 1970-1978 Cleveland, Ohio
Information systems consulting with the first such firm in Cleveland. Was a key management team member during organizational growth from a single branch of a few consultants to a dominant organization with 5 branches in 3 States, employing in excess of 100 consultants. Positions Held:
· Regional Manager (1975 – 1978)
· Branch Manager (1974 – 1975)
· Manager of Professional Services (1973-1974)
· Manager of Manufacturing Systems (1972-1973)
· Consultant / Project Manager (1970-1971)
Specialized in large project/new application development in leading edge technologies.
Other Information Systems Positions
· White Motors Corporate Systems Consultant – Manufacturing Systems
· Technical Instructor for a private data processing school
· Project Manager, Systems Analyst and Application Programmer
· Technical Internal Systems Programmer
International Director, Data Processing Mgmt Assoc – Cleveland, Ohio
President, Data Processing Mgmt Assoc – Cleveland
Faculty – American Production & Inv. Control Society Certification Program
Faculty – Cleveland State University, extension program
Lectured on Project Estimating and Control Data Base and Data Com Technology, Career Development, Mini/Micro Technology
Listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest
Education – Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College
Certified Computing Professional and Project Manager by Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP – the recognized global industry standard for certifications from entry level professional to Executive Management)
Licensed Realtor, State of Florida
Real Estate Investment Property Owner / Property Manager
Owner of several business entities
Licensed Pilot and Scuba Diver
US Marine Corps Reserve 1965-1971 6 months active duty; E4, 81 MM Mortar Gunner and Forward Observer
Licensed to carry concealed weapon
Member of VFW, American Legion, Amvets