Thanks for stopping by. I have always enjoyed writing and sharing knowledge about things that I’m passionate about – even if no one reads it…hah! My goal with this site is to share my experiences in small business management, finance and my main recreational pastimes, bikes and the outdoors.
I have had a fun and diverse career. My most recent full time desk job was as CEO of Westone Laboratories. After leaving Westone in late 2013 after a private equity transaction, I was (and still kinda sort am) a strategy and CxO consultant to the US market leader in the industrial hemp space (i.e., non-psychoactive cannabis 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 large master planned community. I was CFO of this company until 1998, when we moved to Colorado for lifestyle reasons – a smaller town and an outdoor lifestyle. For more detail on my business background, click the “Biz Background” tab at the top of this page.
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. I am still a “recovering” CPA and CMA.
Business and Executive Advisory Services
I am available to assist unique and special situations where business owners and entrepreneurs are committed to achieve transformative growth, profitability, and operational excellence. I enjoy developing business strategy, competitive advantage and focusing on execution to increase enterprise value for a potential recapitalization, merger or sale. Please contact me to discuss how I can help. Business advisory services will be provided through Alpine Advisory Group.
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