Turning opportunities and challenges into shareholder value

Results-focused leader with a history of driving strong revenue and profit growth across B2B and B2C businesses. Demonstrated track record of over 15 years’ P&L responsibility achieving excellent growth in revenues and profits.

Directly involved in starting six successful businesses in consulting, publishing, events, market research (2) and eCommerce

Recently built revenues and profits for 4 years at >25% CAGR in consumer packaged goods and integrative/functional healthcare products and services.

Career Summary:

  • 8 years eCommerce, digital marketing and general management following  
  • 11 years of strategy consulting, M&A advisory, publishing and event management after  
  • 9 years of banking and corporate treasury
  • Passionate about optimizing business results through the use of technology, marketing and data

Key Attributes:

  • Thoughtful and decisive·        
  • Strategic and hands-on      
  • Leads by example and empowers others to achieve their potential      
  • Expert communicator and relationship-builder

Industry Expertise:

  • Market Research
  • Publishing/Digital media
  • Events and conferences
  • Digital Marketing & eCommerce
  • Natural and organic foods and natural personal care
  • Consumer healthcare products/nutraceuticals/nutritional supplements
  • Consulting,  M&A advisory, International banking and venture capital/private equity

Outstanding academic credentials:

  • MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School       
  • Winner Adam Smith medallion for Top Economics graduate at Lancaster University Management School
  • International Banking Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Bankers

Skills Summary:

  • Created, built, operated and harvested businesses at all stages of development including start-up, rapid growth, maturity and turnaround.
  • Identifies market opportunities and threats, articulate strategic choices and present compelling arguments to drive decisions and cohesive, united action.
  • Work experience in North and South America, Europe and Africa.
  • Deep financial knowledge and hands-on experience raising capital with leading investment banks, private equity, venture capital firms and angel investors.
  • Extensive healthcare products and services industry experience as a general manager, head of sales, marketer, consultant, financial advisor and publisher.
  • Repeated experience identifying market opportunities and creating new products and marketing campaigns that create, then convert, awareness into demand.
  • A vision for change in the U.S. healthcare system and hands-on knowledge of emerging solutions such as integrative, functional and personalized medicine.
  • Fortune 100 strategic planning experience as a management consultant with the world’s leading consulting firm; McKinsey & Co.
  • Great network of colleagues from three principal sources: Harvard Business School, McKinsey and Co. and the nutrition industry (Co-founded NBJ Summit).

Value Creation:

Highly valued member of successful management teams creating value both through his own hands-on efforts and through strategic guidance and support to others that resulted in such successes as:

  • the leading natural digestive care company (ReNewLife), 
  • the leading probiotic brand (Ultimate Flora), 
  • the leading digestive expert (Brenda Watson).
  • the leading strategic news service for the natural product industry (Nutrition Business Journal)
  • the leading CEO-level industry conference (Newport Summit)
  • the leading specialist consulting firms (Health Business Partners and Health Strategy Consulting)​