My professional background
I am an intuitive business professional with a strong bend towards balancing the importance of operational strategy with the financial element of business. I was in charge of two small businesses earlier in my career, reporting directly to the owners, so I understand the pressures and requirements that owners can really appreciate. I now have a solid pallet of experience in various industries and company sizes which I hope to use to help others on their own adventures in business. My experience ranges from companies as small as $1M a year in revenues, all the way up to where I am now at Intel, with more than $75 billion in revenues. I have an undergraduate degree in Finance, a Masters in Business Administration, and am actively studying for my CMA designation (Certified Management Accountant) which I hope to earn by 2022.
How to work with me
What I can offer
I can offer high-level advice and guidance on how to tackle the most obscure problems. I seek to balance strategy with the economic realities of finance while guiding entrepreneurs on potential solutions. I spent more than 10 years of my career reporting directly to business owners so I can offer an understanding of how big of a commitment owning a business is. My hope is that with the help I give, and the way we size up solutions, you will be able to use that skill in other areas of your business as needs arise in the future.
My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship
I would hope to have an open and transparent line of communication so we can quickly and effectively identifying problems to get to true root causes. I promise to do my best to deliver feedback and advice in a non-personal, assertive, and tactical manner. I would hope that the mentee would understand I am trying my best to help them grow their business and be successful. I have their best interests in mind. At times due to my career and career development, I might not be available as much as you might need. I am responsive so please be okay with me not being able to drop what I am doing to help (might take me sometime to digest asks as the need unfolds).
How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start
If you have a problem you are looking to solve, having a high level view of what that means and how it impacts the business would be helpful. If the problem is unknown, a high level overview of the company and where your pain points are might be helpful as an alternative. We'll figure it out as we go.