I'm a Visionary, Advisor, and Project Leader. I work exclusively with C-Suite leaders like you who have final say on all or some part of your business. You have budgetary authority and you can hire me when you see value.
Need to change or innovate?
If you or your business are facing unusual challenges, please don't feel alone...it's a very common situation today. I bring clarity and resources. I unite people and help make good things happen quickly! I always reserve some capacity and can usually start quickly.
You'll benefit immediately by:
My more than four decades of diverse business experience across a dozen industries
My very unique and up-to-date skill set that my customers depend on
My "can do" attitude and self-starter ability...so critical when resources are scarce and stress is high
My global business network, filled with remarkable people who will help me help you
Because your time is so valuable, I've made it very easy for you to decide if we should have a conversation. Please review the frequently asked questions below and feel free to contact me.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I affordable?
Please consider this...I've built my business so that paying my invoice is an easy check for you to write...why? Because my business is built on referral and you need to be happy for you to refer me.
If you're reading this, there's a greater than 90% likelihood that you were referred to me. People don't typically refer vendors that aren't worth every dollar they paid.
Do I guarantee my services?
Short answer, yes! Your satisfaction is very important to me. There are details of course and we can talk about them when we speak.
Do I have employees or a team?
My business is mostly virtual (remote service) and I serve clients in many locations. I do not have employees at this time, as they do not complement my business model.
I work with a team of amazingly qualified professionals. They are experts in many industries and professions. They are located around the globe and I call on them to help me help you.
Do I work for startups for equity only?
I provide approximately four (4) hours of free service to startups per week, on a first-come, first-served basis. Other than this pro-bono assistance, the answer is generally "no."
Please understand that I have my own startups. If I were to put free time into your startup (for what is typically a very small percentage of equity), your startup would have to be much more attractive to bootstrap than my own. I'm not saying "never" but it will be difficult for you to convince me. ;-)
I will sometimes provide services at a material discount, or defer payment for a long period of time as debt against the company. I may require a personal guarantee.
I also occasionally make exceptions for non-profits, startups with a very strong social good, and hardship cases. I'm happy to have a call with you. Please make sure to have proformas and details ready as I'll need them to consider your request.
How do I bill for services?
Whenever possible, I like to bill using a flat fee for an entire project or a stage of a project. There are some situations where I bill hourly, or we come up with other methods for exchanging value. For new clients there is almost always a deposit against the estimated project costs that is due at the time work begins.
How do I create value?
I bring more than four decades of work experience, amazing skills and a superb business network to our first meeting. I make your life as a leader easier, happier, and more understandable. I bring insights, resources and new ways of looking at things that liberate you to do your best work. I solve problems that vex you and help you deal with existential threats. You and me make three.
What makes me so unique?
I'm the ultimate connector and problem-solver.
I have diverse experience and a skill set that is ideal for our turbulent times...you won't find it anywhere else. I offer you the busy executive, a comprehensive resource to address business challenges and take advantage of opportunity.
Think of me like a business solution search engine coupled with a expert project leader. When you decide to take action, I'm ready to make it happen. Call, text or email me and I respond...fast! Usually immediately or in a few minutes.
If I don't know the answer, I probably already know someone who does. If that's not the case, I'll find someone who does and I'll deliver them to you.
Which geographies do I serve?
Most of my clients are currently located in the Western United States. I have some clients on the Eastern Seaboard, and a few international clients. I reside in more than one state. Remote technology makes serving any business virtually relatively easy. If you require onsite service, I'll be happy to come to work with you anywhere in the continental United States.
Why do I offer so many solutions?
Your business world is getting more complex and moves faster everyday. My clients don't want a hundred different consultants for a hundred different problems. They want someone like me on speed dial.
Some say I'm a generalist because I offer so many different solutions. I say I'm a specialist at helping busy executives solve complex problems at critical times, when resources are tight and the risks are high.
And I love to learn, love to innovate, love to find new ways of looking at the world.
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