Capital Raising, Building Businesses, and Inspiring Teams in St. Louis, MO
I am a BUSINESS LEADER, INNOVATOR, and STRATEGIST
- I started and ran several successful businesses that introduced disruptive solutions into established markets
- Raised over $1 billion in startup capital
- Successfully managed staffs of up to 75 people through good times and crises
- Was an effective CEO/President/Chairman in various companies
- Led a technology company from startup to $7M in annual revenues in three years, and successfully guided a company through the post-9/11 fallout that saw our industry shrink by 40% and many long-time competitors close up shop.
I am a TEAM LEADER with OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- I built high-performing executive teams that exceeded performance expectations
- Taught and mentored students, peers, and executives
- Have been invited to be a motivational speaker for a number of professional groups.
I am a CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT
- I created and executed international product launches for small businesses to Fortune 100 companies
- Developed and strategized new products and product positioning
- Wrote persuasive speeches and presentations for Fortune 500 CEOs and executives
- Wrote award-winning annual reports, technical articles, and news releases
- Successfully managed crisis communications for Fortune 500 companies
- Started a monthly industry magazine that still dominates its market after 18 years of publishing
I am a MARKETING PROFESSIONAL
- I rose to North American Vice President of Technology for a Top 10 international public relations agency
- Served as Vice President of Marketing for small businesses to $300M startup companies
- Developed effective go-to-market strategies, sales presentations, training materials, and sales collateral for dozens of new products
MOST RECENTLY, I raised financing for SJ Global Hydroponics International (SJGH), a new company that is advancing the science of growing clean, high-quality produce and derivative products at a scale that will lift the lives of people globally while revolutionizing the science of vegetable production and distribution. SJGH is building the world’s largest hydroponic greenhouses. Initial projects are slotted for the US and Europe, with plans to expand to Africa and the Mideast. I am working with the world’s foremost greenhouse design and construction engineers.