Thanks for stopping by. I started this site a few years back when I had a full time desk job. I’m pretty much retired these days, but I occasionally help out friends and special situations. Like most execs, I’ve seen some crazy business stuff over the years. As time goes by, I’ll share a few episodes – although some might have to be doctored up slightly to protect the suspects…
The last four decades of business life have been interesting. I joke that I could never hold a steady job, and that worked out pretty well. My most recent full time role was CEO of Westone Laboratories, a family-owned business in Colorado. After leaving Westone in late 2013 after selling the company to a private equity group in 2011, I was a CxO consultant to Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc., the US market leader in hemp-derived health and wellness products. Over the years, I have had a serial pattern of joining small businesses that are under-capitalized and under-managed, and trying to make good things happen.
I started my career with the Houston office of PwC (Price Waterhouse & Co. back then). After several years in the audit department of PwC, I joined several PwC alumni at a real estate development company that was developing First Colony, a 10,000-acre master planned community in southwest Houston. We had great legal counsel and upstream leadership in the Hines organization, and I learned a ton about real estate development, purchase and sale agreements, real estate finance, and so forth. I was CFO of this company until 1998, when we moved to Colorado to beat the Houston heat. For more on my business background, click the “Background and CV” tab at the top.
I grew up in East Texas – deep behind the “pine curtain.” I was a music major my first year in college, then I completely lost my mind and got an accounting degree. It was so different from anything I had ever done earlier in life, but business and finance somehow clicked and everything fell into place.
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I am managing director of Alpine Advisory Group, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in growth management, turnarounds, and sale or recapitalization of small to middle market companies. I focus on undercapitalized or under-managed situations with unique value creation potential. I specialize in strategy development, competitive advantage, and assembling a team that can drive execution and create sustainable value. Please contact me to discuss how I can help.
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