I am a father. technologist. business owner. consultant. marketer. musician. friend. world-changer.
I help people see opportunity instead of obstacle.
I help founders see what’s possible, create a plan to get there, while protecting their well-being.
Some of the things I’ve done in my three decades experience:
- Author, What Could Be: Creating a Life of Meaning and Purpose
- Advisor, Entrepreneurship Educators Association
- Advisor & COO, Shareapy
- Advisor & Past Board Member, The Self-Esteem Project
- Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, Coach
- Rotary Club Facilitator & Mentor
- “20 People You Should Know 2018” Award Recipient – Chamber of Commerce
- Facilitated and Hosted Startup Weekends at Purdue University, in Madison, WI, and in Rockford, IL
- Hosted over 200 live streams – see more of my appearances.
- Produced over 300 podcast episodes across two podcasts (What Works & Coffee With Humans)
- Given keynotes and presentations for cities and high-profile business groups
- Advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners
- Managed negotiations with billion-dollar companies
- Facilitated team-building experiences and group & individual rock climbing outings
- Written over 1 million lines of app & web code
- Integrated NetSuite, Pervasive Data Integrator, and my in-house e-commerce ERP
- Created an integrated Asterisk VoIP, call recording, and a salesperson scoring system with performance pay
- Created a “big data” prediction system for customer service staffing, order processing, and multi-location inventory management
- Programmed robots, managed marketing, and IT consulting
- Created a Shipping Logistics system to calculate optimal shipping cost & time between over 30 distribution center & shipping carrier combinations
- Created a sales opportunity management system to determine “next best” sales opportunities
- Created a fully integrated e-commerce management system that has run well over $100M through it across seven distribution centers
- Created a system to automatically optimize product fulfillment based on landed cost and speed to customer using hundreds of cost/speed combinations of carriers, delivery speeds, stock statuses, DCs, and more
- Created a system to fulfill next-day services and products from tens of thousands of location nationwide while tracking relative price indexes and optimizing profitability
- Created a technical stock trading application that tweeted buy/sell signals every 30 minutes by back-testing and scoring 75,000 combinations of technical indicators across 3,000 equities and ETFs
- Pioneered the industry of online HVAC direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales
- Co-founded an HVAC distributorship, a gym, and an electrical contracting company
- Certified high ropes guide
- Taught media and storytelling in Albania
- Advised global brands on core messaging and sales
- Worked with the Italian Trade Agency to facilitate entrepreneur opportunities in the U.S.
- Created an online multiplayer word game with a unique, fancy algorithm
- Voiceovers for commercials
- Extra in a movie about D.L. Moody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOybC3f_fVQ)
- Written/produced/sold original songs on Apple, Google Play
- Led over 500 hours of music in three churches
- Co-pastored & preached in churches
extraordinary skills, passion, experience, influence.
By nature and nurture, I’ve done a lot. More experience than most across multiple disciplines in multiple industries, I bring that together in an uncommon way to help people see opportunity where others see obstacle.