Thanks for stopping by. I started this website back in my desk job days, but that’s been a few years ago. I am no longer doing full time work, although I occasionally help out business friends and “special situations.” I’ve seen some crazy stuff in my business career and, as time goes on, I’ll have to post about some of them (some have to remain top secret to protect the parties involved…lol). I have always enjoyed writing about things that I’m passionate about – even if no one reads it! My goal with this site is to share my experiences in small business management, finance and my recreational pastimes – bikes and the outdoors.
I have had a fun and diverse career. My most recent full time role was as CEO of Westone Laboratories. After leaving Westone in late 2013 after a private equity transaction, I was a strategy and CxO consultant to Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc., the US market leader in hemp-derived health and wellness products. Throughout my career, I have had a serial pattern of joining small businesses that are under-capitalized and/or under-managed, and trying to make good things happen.
I started my career with the Houston office of PwC (Price Waterhouse & Co. back in the day). 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. I was CFO of this company until 1998, when we moved to Colorado for lifestyle reasons. For more detail on my business background, click the “Background and CV” tab at the top.
I grew up in East Texas – deep behind the “pine curtain.” A little known fact is that I was an All State musician in high school, and I was a music major my first year of college at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After that first year, I completely lost my mind and got an accounting degree. That degree and my years at PwC served as a great launching point for decades as an avid “business and numbers guy.”
Business and Executive Advisory Services
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 developing strategy, competitive advantage, and assembling a team that can drive execution to create sustainable value. Please contact me to discuss how I can help.
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