Boca Raton, FL 561-***-****
Highly experienced and accomplished executive leader with a specialization in directing start-up and growth companies in both the public and private sectors. Creative ability to launch new products and exploit target markets in order to increase revenue and drive brand recognition. Extensive history of successfully managing multiple businesses and catapulting their numbers to new heights of success. Dedicated to restructuring and energizing companies, with proven expertise in product enhancement, cost reduction, team building, capital raising, networking, strategic business, capital partnerships, and acquisition growth modeling. Credited with designing three patents and over 15 U.S. registered Trademarks, and raising nearly $20M for three companies.
Team Building & Training
Business and Market analytics
Aquila Advisors, Inc., Boca Raton, FL
Strategic Business Consultant, 2019 - Present
Supply dynamic, results-oriented advisement to start-up and growth companies with a focus on product development, growth modeling, and strategic planning. Build and maintain strong, long lasting professional relationships that contribute to overall organizational success. Create strategic solutions that fuel growth and elevate market exposure. Seize opportunities for penetrating new markets and increasing KPIs.
Developed strategic turnaround plans, target marketing, and operational efficiency.
Built a vast network of capital sources; continuously secures funding.
Excels at: Interim management and BOD, deal structuring, financial modeling, and franchise modeling and structure.
Creative Business Strategies, LLC, Delray Beach, FL
Managing Director, 2001 - 2019
Specialized in assisting start-up and emerging growth companies as a full service business consulting firm. Enabled corporate and governmental agencies across the globe to increase their capital, reach critical objectives, and develop plans for continuous growth. Educated and trained clients on best practices and policies for recruitment, team building, market penetration, financial management, operations management, and bringing new products to market. Developed an innovative healthcare platform for rollout into a national franchise model of personalized wellness clinics. Formulated a cost reduction strategy in wellness clinical model to open up market share far beyond existing demographic boundaries. Served a myriad of industries, including: alternative energy, food & beverage, construction, travel, theme parks, and seafood, to name a few.
Developed and implemented plans to increase growth and reduce COGs.
Advised on IP development, filing, and securing.
Interfaced with roughly 100 capital sources to guarantee funding for clients.
Impactful team building and training.
Empowered more than 50 start-up and growth companies to successfully structure, fund, and operate their businesses.
Created over 100 business plans, complete with promotional materials, that provided solid foundations and infrastructures for up-and-coming new businesses.
Chosen by 50% of clients to have a seat on the Board.
Organic Nutrition, LLC, Boynton Beach, FL
President, 2009 - 2017
Launched development of commercial insect protein for livestock diets. Supervised and directed research efforts and commercial applications. Effectively managed a yearly $1M - $1.5M operating budget. Excelled as an international speaker across seven different countries. Pioneered the concept of integrated agriculture. Secured a $5M USDA loan.
Raised over $13M in capital, and over $8M in equity funding through private equity.
Served as lead speaker on an exclusive panel of international experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, and the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
Spearheaded the first commercial insect protein facility in the U.S.; pioneered mass production of select insects, which served as converters of organic waste streams into highly desirable feed ingredients.
Elected Chairman of the Sustainable Protein International working group.
Neptune Industries, Inc. (OTC-NPDI), Boca Raton, FL
Chairman/CEO/President and Founder, 1998 - 2009
Lead executive of the first public company in the U.S. Aquaculture Industry. Achieved worldwide recognition as a leader in innovative aquaculture technologies and sustainable fish farming. Led the company to over 1200 shareholders and a market valuation of $53M. Oversaw product distribution for entire Central and Eastern U.S.
Increased production and sales over 400% within first three years of operation.
Raised more than $3M in private funding.
Generated industry-leading quality control capabilities and technology-enabled business model.
Developed and patented three disruptive technologies.
Operated the largest hybrid striped bass farm in the SE US for 10 years.
Featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Explorer.
Recognized leader and regular invitee to address US and international industry platforms including the World Aquaculture Society, National Organic Standards Board, USDA Alternative Feed Meetings, Aqua-Feed International in Holland and Thailand, and many others.
Education & Credentials
Master of Science in Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Union College, Schenectady, NY, Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2016 to Present
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 2016 to Present
Institute of Functional Medicine, 2016 to Present
International Peptide Society, 2016 to Present