I have a pretty eclectic background and set of interests -- right now I'm focused on innovating business modeld in the veterinary industry.
MBA from Loyola University
BA from University of Maryland Baltimore County
Studied law at University of California, Hastings
I helped to found and build Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group -- where I currently serve as its Chief Operating Officer. I've also served as COO for Peak Performance Veterinary Group, Animal Emergency Care Centers and Hemo Solutions.
I was a founding member and Principal with The SieBo Group, a business advisory firm where I specialized in new ventures, public affairs, and customer experience management.
I lecture on business topics for a variety of veterinary organizations, including: the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Vet Stem’s Stem Cell Boot Camp, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and several state veterinary medical associations.
Prior to my work in the veterinary industry, I worked as a policy advisor and strategic planning coordinator for two Maryland Governors and previously served as a Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.
Yup, I told you it was an eclectic background! That range of experience affords me a much more global perspective on strategy, and an ability to anticipate problems (opportunities) before they crest the horizon. I see and build relationships where none currently exist. I make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas, creating flanking opportunities.
It's fun to see the competition scratching their heads from the rear view mirror.
I enjoy leading people and consider my ability to listen as my greatest management skill. It's through these conversations that I can truly understand personal and professional needs, and match them with the firm's goals and needs. Frequently, these conversations uncover or inspire new opportunities! But it always starts as listening with an intent to understand. In addition to following business topics, I enjoy hiking, travel, technology, all things Disney, and just about any topic that would or could be written in the Science section of the NY Times. You can catch me writing about these and other topics on my blog or by following me on twitter: www.twitter.com/canapp