Areas of Expertise

I have a wide range of experience in business, but my concentration is on the people aspects. Specific focus areas include Project Management, Human Resources, and Business Strategy:

Project Management

Experience highlights:

Started from myself and a personal assistant and within a year grew a team of over 500 that shipped and sold $100 million worth of its very first product.

Managed a team of a dozen that took on deeply-rooted, long-term, and company-wide project management issues and made progress many thought was impossible.

Helped a small company that faced constant project control issues to develop tracking and measurement systems that not only worked, but were loved by the employees.

I can assist you with:

  • Developing and rolling out your project’s vision
  • Developing your project’s strategy and plan
  • Recruiting, organizing, and training of the project team
  • Creating and implementing the necessary project tracking tools
  • Identifying and correcting projects gone awry

Human Resources

Experience highlights:

Managed an HR team of over 1,000 with responsibility for a $2.2 billion payroll covering 32,000+ employees in 60 countries and a $360 million benefits budget.

Helped a number of small to medium-sized organizations develop compensation and performance review systems that improved morale and saved money.

And I’ve served on the advisory board of a national human resources organization that helped companies of all sizes develop outstanding human resources strategies.

I can assist you with:

  • Sourcing and recruiting world-class talent
  • Doing effective employee communications
  • Developing compensation and review systems that really work
  • Designing and implementing an effective “people audit” process
  • Deciding when it makes sense to outsource non-essential functions

Business Strategy

Experience highlights:

Helped design and develop the business and HR strategy setting processes for one of the most admired companies in the world.

Worked with a number of startups to develop compelling business strategies that greatly improved their business outlook.

I can assist you with:

  • Developing and writing your business plan
  • Creating a “people strategy” that works with your business strategy
  • Building a corporate culture that reinforces the business mission
  • Establishing a strategic vision that the whole company can believe in
  • Making crucial buy vs. build decisions