BRIEF ABOUT ME
I am passionate about global entrepreneurship and small business and the effect they have on both the domestic and world economy. And a part of that passion resulted in Five Plus & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
I'm considered a subject matter expert by the media in small business, global entrepreneurship, service as an export and have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, INC, Entrepreneur, PC Magazine, PC World and others. I was profiled in a study by the Government of Finland focusing on innovation in America, the only small business to be so honored. I was also honored as one of the top CEO's in Washington DC by Washington SmartCEO magazine.
I am frequently invited speaker at various speaking engagements including the Department of Commerce, Commonwealth of Virginia, Federal Reserve Bank and the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) on matters relating to small business and global entrepreneurship, as well as multiple briefings on Capital Hill to help educate our leadership on the impact of Small Business on the US Economy.
Entrepreneurship is America's gift and talent, let's export it to the world. FivePlus is focused on helping entrepreneurs around the world start, build and manage their businesses more effectively. We also help stakeholders interested in monitoring their interests in small business by monitoring the financial health of small businesses in their ecosystem.
Our proprietary Entrepreneurship Ecosystem helps emerging growth economies create and stabilize small businesses that create stable economies, focusing on the Five Pillars of Training, Mentoring, Monitoring, Creating Opportunity and Capital. We are global in focus, with active projects on the African continent as well as domestically.
I took Countrywide, then the nation's largest lender, into new areas of business. We broke all industry records with average sales per person of almost $90 million while the industry average was $8 million" We did this by pioneering multiple new marketing channels including affinity group marketing and direct response radio and TV. As a part of our radio and TV strategy I was featured weekly as a financial expert on 550 radio stations and 87 TV stations, offering advice and promoting our products.
January 2006 – Present (10 years)
Washington D.C. Metro Area
FivePlusTrax, our cloud based proprietary business tool is a continuously current financial dashboard designed to assist companies in better understanding and agilely reacting to their financial conditions.
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem helps emerging growth economies create and stabilize small businesses that create stable economies, focusing on the Five Pillars of Training, Mentoring, Monitoring, Creating Opportunity and Capital.
- Former Chair of the Board of Advisors
Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business
January 2007 – Present (9 years)
The mission of the Byrd School lies in helping to grow a new generation of entrepreneurs to become successful, principled leaders with a global perspective.
2005 – 2006 (1 year)
The Washington Symphony was the Official Symphony of Washington DC, performing for charity events and at the many Embassies in Washington.
1998 – 2001 (3 years)
I took PowerWorx from 6 employee start-up to 550 employee and became a national provider of ISP services within 18 months, offering our services through over thousands of affinity partners.
Pace Financial Network
1996 – 1998 (2 years)
Co-Founder and VP Sales and Marketing for this Washington DC based provider of online financial services.Built a nationwide insurance company, mortgage banking company and financial services firm. Subsequently sold to a Wall Street investment brokerage.
- 1st VP
1991 – 1993 (2 years)
I took Countrywide, then the nation's largest lender, into new areas of business. We broke all industry records with average sales per person of almost $90 million while the industry average was $8 million.
HONORS & AWARDS
- Named one of the Top 20 Leaders We Admire by Washington SmartCEO Magazine
- Profiled in Business Week, Inc.com, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money and Forbes.com
- Nominated for International Hot Ticket
- Selected as MSNBC Site of the Week and 10 Must Have Tech Tools by Inc.com
ABOUT MY SKILLS
Mergers & Acquisitions94%
MY TOP SKILLS