CEO and Partner. Focus: North America, Japan and Europe. Sectors of Expertise: Chemicals, AgBusiness, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Electricity, Industrial Automation

Entrepreneurial General Manager, Adviser & Lecturer with Significant Risk Management (including Legal & Treasury) and Corporate Development & Strategy Executive experience. Has extensive experience in designing, developing and executing growth strategies at large companies and start ups. Numerous M&A deals executed. Managed technology driven businesses of varying sizes and types: large global businesses to small start ups. Focus Industries: Chemicals, Energy Management & Artificial Intelligence.

Senior-level management experience in industrial businesses developing and executing growth strategies at MECS, Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, Schneider Electric, Monsanto Company, M.A. Hanna Company (now PolyOne), Eastman Kodak Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Minerals Technologies, Inc. and Speciality Minerals Inc.

Extensive experience leading and developing strategy for start up and venture capital funded ventures: AmericasDoctor.com, Zumur.com, Opus Arbiter and many others.

Founder of GrowthPhases, LLC and Its Global Network, GrowthPhases ® Alliance

Served Three years as Chief Development Officer and Strategist at Schneider Electric North America

Ran Growth P&L at Schneider Electric North America (Various P&Ls valued at $600MM included acquisitions and its Industry Market Business)

Extensive experience in developing and executing growth strategies in the energy management, alternative energy, aviation & defense, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, materials sciences, electrical distribution and automation & control industries

BA, Furman University; JD, Vanderbilt University; Monbusho Research Fellow, Tohoku University; MBA, University of Chicago and MLA Candidate, University of Chicago