Risk favors a prepared mind.
— George Santayana
 

CEO/COO Positions and Consulting Clients

Energy

Center Coast MLP & Infrastructure Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CEN)
Mid-Stream Closed-End Mutual Fund / Private Equity
Function: Current Director, Audit Committee Chairman
Location: Houston, TX

Fabricating Specialties, Ltd
Deep Water Oil & Gas E&P Equipment fabrication and machinery
Function: Chief Restructure Officer introduced by Major Bank
Location: Houston, TX

Superior Threaded Products, LLC
Top Drill Pipe and Casing Threading Company
Function: Chief Restructure Officer introduced by Major Bank
Location: Houston, TX

Superior Cladded Products, LLC
Largest Cladding Company in the United States
Function: Chief Restructure Officer introduced by Major Bank
Location: Houston, TX

Dransco, Inc
Hydraulic Fracturing Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operation Best Practices
Location: Beaumont, TX

Cooperheat, MQS, Inc.
Leading United States Non-Destructive Testing and Heat Treating Company
Function: Chief Restructure Officer Reporting to Fortune 500 Board of Directors - Led Successful Turnaround and Restructure in Chapter 11
Location: Houston, TX

Plains Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PLX/PAA)
Oil and Gas Exploration and Midstream Company
Function: Former Director, Compensation Committee
Location: Houston, TX

People’s Republic of China - Mayor of Harbin
Coal Gasification Plant
Function: Consultant - Strategic Planning
Location: Harbin, People’s Republic of China

Consolidated Drum, Inc.
Steel Oil Drum Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround  / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Service

AECOM, Inc (NYSE:ACM)
Largest Civil Engineering Company in the World
Function: Strategic Planning, Tactical Roadmap & Organizational Development
Location: Houston, TX

Cornell Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CRN)
Private Prison Company - 80 Prisons/United States
Function: Director, Audit Committee Chairman
Location: Houston, TX

Allied Fiber, LLC
First Backbone Fiber-optic Competition to Major Internet Backbone System
Function: Strategic Planning, Advisor to the Board & CEO
Location: New York, NY

Triad Resources, Inc.
IT Staffing Company - Serving Fortune 500 Companies
Function: Consultant - Administration and Marketing
Location: Houston, TX

Retail Marketing Services, Inc.
Retail Inventory Management Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices / Strategic Planning
Location: Atlanta, GA

Turbo/Contemporary Resources, Inc.
Airline Specialty Item Supplier
Function: Chairman, President and CEO
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Papel Satinado, S.A. de C.V.
Paper Coating Co.
Function: Director
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Fletcher Coatings Co, Inc.
Powder Coating Co.
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Manufacturing

People’s Republic of China - People’s Liberation Army
17 Cement Plants of 27 Owned by Chinese Army
Function: Consultant - Strategic Planning and Financial Plan
Location: Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Preway, Inc.
Gas Barbecue Manufacturing Company (Sole source manufacturer of Kenmore Brand for Sears)
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Paragould, AR

Pace Industries, Inc.
Gold and Diamond Jewelry Manufacturer for Walmart
Function: Management Consultant - Developed New Corporate Strategy
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Graphic Press, Inc.
High Quality - High Run Printing Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Emprint Document Solutions, Inc.
Company Managing Fortune 1000 In-House
Printing Plants for Gulfstream Aerospace, MinWax, etc
Function: Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer
Location: New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA, Philadelphia, PA, St. Louis, MO, Savannah, GA

E.J. Spangler & Co., Inc.
Envelope Manufacturer
Function: Chairman, President, and CEO
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Castle Multiforms, Inc. 
Business Forms Manufacturer
Function: Chairman, President and CEO
Location: Shreveport, LA

Impresora y Editora, Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Printing Div. of Rand McNally
Function: Line Supervisor - Manufacturing Plan - Early Career
Location: Mexico City

S.X. Graham, Inc.
Furniture Manufacturing Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Government

City of Houston
Function: Director of Administrative and Regulatory Affairs, Chief Administration Officer, 
Chief Regulatory Officer
Direct Report to Mayors Bill White and Annise Parker
Location: Houston, TX


Transportation

Consolidated Freightways, Inc. (NYSE:CFW)
National LTL Trucking Company
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices / Strategic Planning
Location: Seattle, WA

Jessup Transportation Company
Regional Refrigerated Floral Trucking Co.
Function: Strategic Planning Consultant - Strategic Planning
Location: Gilroy, CA


Insurance

USI, Inc.
8th Largest Insurance Brokerage in the World
Function: Consultant Representing USI with the City of Houston
Location: Houston, TX

 

Life Sciences and Healthcare

SeraCare, Inc. (AMEX:SRK)
Hyper Immune Blood Plasma Company
Function: Founder. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Thoratec, Inc. (NasdaqNM:THOR)
Cardiac Assist-Vascular Applications Company
Function: Management Consultant - Strategic Planning
Location: Pleasanton, CA

Identigene, Inc.
DNA Testing Co.
Function: Consultant - Optimized Company for Sale, Completed Sale
Location: Houston, TX

ClearCorrect, Inc.
Orthodontic Plastic Aligner Manufacturer
Function: Interim Chief Financial Officer
Location: Houston, TX & Austin, TX

HealthNet, Inc. (NasdaqBB:HLNT)
eHealthstore Retail Co.
Function: Strategic Consultant - Developed Strategic Plan
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


High Technology

Microelectronics Packaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:MPIX)
Microchip Component Co. - Strategic Alliance and Sole Source to Intel and Schlumberger
Function: President and Chief Executive Officer
Location: San Diego, CA, Singapore and Indonesia

Rexotech, Inc.
Microchip Masking Company
Function: Management Consultant - Developed New Corporate Strategy
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

Amistar Corporation (NasdaqSC:AMTA)
Electronics Automation Company
Function: Management Consultant - Developed New Corporate Strategy
Location: San Diego, CA

 

Software

LightRidge Resources, LLC
Optimization Software and Industrial Solutions Company
Function: Operational Best Practices, Strategic Alliance Partner Search
Location: Houston, TX

Luna Imaging, Inc.
Image Database Software Co.
Function: Strategic Planning and Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Telecommunications

MaxiFone - Venezuela
New Company Bid on Third Cell Phone License for Venezuela
Function: Partner
Location: Caracas, Venezuela

eSAT (NasdaqSC:ASAT)
Telecommunications Company
Function: Consultant - Strategic Planning
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Real Estate

Hawkins Way Capital, LLC
Real Estate Private Equity Company
Function: Interim Chief Operating Officer
Location: Santa Monica, CA

NETRUST Lease Equities, Inc.
Real Estate Investment Trust
Function: Office of the President, Chief Operating Officer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

United Realty Group
Real Estate Master Limited Partnership
Function: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Financial Services

Strome Investment Management, Inc.
Investment Management Company
Function: Consultant: Strategic Planning / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Santa Monica, CA

QSR Advisory Corporation
Investment Management Company
Function: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Location: New York, NY

Coenen & Company, Inc.
NYSE Member Institutional Brokerage and Investment Banking Firm
Function: Vice President, Director and Partner
Location: New York, NY


Food - Retail

Panda Express, Inc.
Chinese Fast Food Restaurant Company
Function: Management Consultant - Strategic Planning
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Food - Wholesale

Yucatan Foods, Inc.
Food Manufacturer
Function: Management Consultant - Corporate Strategy and Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

Entertainment

WET Enterprises, Inc.
Leading International Design, Engineering and Installation Co. of Water Features including all Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Rockefeller Center, Salt Lake Winter Olympics Flame, etc.
Function: President and Chief Operating Officer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Medieval Times, Inc.
Medieval Show Venues in U.S. and Canada
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Valuation Services
Location: Los Angeles, CA

AME, Inc.
Video Post-Production Company - Major Studios
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Hollywood, CA

Point 360, Inc. (NasdaqNM:PTSX)
Video Post Production Co. - Major Studios
Function: Strategic Planning Consultant - Strategic Planning Retreat
Location: Hollywood, CA

CinemaStar Luxury Theaters, Inc. (Nasdaq:LUXY)
Regional Movie Theater Chain
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: San Diego, CA

Whitney/Demos Productions, Inc.
Computer Graphics Company - Clients included CBS News
Function: Management Consultant - Turnaround / Restructure / Operational Best Practices
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Penwal, Inc.
Entertainment Venue Design-Builder
Function: Strategic Planning Consultant - Facilitated Strategic Planning Retreat.
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Malibu Speedway, Inc.
Entertainment Parks
Function: Consultant: Turnaround / Restructure
Location: Dallas, TX