How I can help you
I am an entrepreneur, former President and CEO, and skilled in all aspects of the business lifecycle, from start-up to exit. I founded Ingenium Corporation 20+ years ago in the basement of my home and enjoyed a successful exit from the business in 2018. The company provided IT services to healthcare providers, government entities, the US Department of Defense, and other critical infrastructure industries. I am currently in private practice as an executive coach as well as a co-founder of Beyond CEO Coaching. My background lends itself well to consultation and mentorship. As an entrepreneur, I am well versed in the challenges and rewards of starting and sustaining a business through the entire lifecycle. With aggregate revenues in excess of $220 million, Ingenium experienced significant growth often in spurts, as well as contractions (also in spurts).
Weighing decisions that put not just your business at risk, but the security of your family is a constant. It will wreak havoc on your mental and emotional health, not to mention relationships, if not managed proactively. It doesn't matter if your business does $100 million or $100 thousand, the worries, pressures, adrenaline rushes all feel the same, and believe it or not, so are the risks! I offer a strong set of skills focused on the technical aspects of the business: Profit and Loss, Cashflow, Strategy, Communications, Recruiting, Governance and Sales. However, I am also focused on the soft skills needed to succeed in business, relationship management, resiliency, emotional intelligence, discipline, and peer support. I come from a perspective of empathy, and support, knowing what its like to put everything on the line. I am direct in my communication style be it good news or bad. I've been a small business and find early stage companies, small businesses, and companies going through transitions (leadership, digital) are some of my favorite clients. I have navigated many crisis in business and encourage you to not freeze in fear, just reach out for help. Its the most fearless thing you can do. To garner my support be professional, committed, curious and responsible.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Plans / Startup Assistance
- Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Accommodation & Food Services
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
- Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
- Finance & Insurance
- Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services