TWO CHEFS ON A ROLL : ADVISORY BOARD
Background 1977 - Current
I am in my third decade working as a full-time general management consultant with an emphasis in marketing. My background includes owning and managing three consumer-oriented companies through their various lifecycles as well as having a career in consulting. In other words, I’ve “been there, done that”. With that background. I am able to help clients “play it forward” because of my training in both market segmentation and in understanding the difference between a trend and a fad, arguably the single most vital element in successful business plan development and growth.
My clients have included a range from local start-ups to divisions of Fortune 500 companies. I have lived and worked throughout the US as well as in Australia, Japan, South Africa, Italy, and in Germany where besides consulting, I was also one of the owners and founders of the first chain of chocolate chip cookie shops in Europe.
I have spoken on various topics under the sponsorship of organizations such as USIA in Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia, Mexico, and Jamaica. I have also met with classes at several universities to talk about business formation and entrepreneurism. I am a member of The Institute of Management Consultants, sit on several civic, corporate and advisory boards, and I am a mentor to Food From The Hood, a student-run company based in South Central Los Angeles.
Background 1952 to 1978