16420 E. Bainbridge Ave. • Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 • (602) 908-1082 •


Deep experience in business planning, efficiency improvement, strategic planning and facilitation. Exceptional skill leading teams to complete complex, long-term projects on-time and within-budget.

  • Strong analytical and computer skills.
  • Mix of private and public sector experience.
  • Effective group decision facilitator.
  • Successful grant-writer and reviewer.
    • Wrote strategic plans for Town of Natick, MA, Town of Fountain Hills, and five divisions of the City of Phoenix.
    • Created FastTrac® Manufacturing, a business plan training course published by Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City.
    • Raised $650,000 in acquisition financing for clients.
    • Increased clients’ productivity and cash flow; reduced lead times, inventory, receivables and error sources.
    • Led quality standards team to win the NIST “George Uriano Award.”
    • Thunderbird School of Global Management: outside reviewer for student business plan projects.
    • Arizona Technology Council: Vice-Chair of Public Policy Committee.


    Blackerby Associates, Inc., Principal Consultant, Phoenix
    Cayenne Consulting, LLC, Principal Consultant, Phoenix
    Improve client performance through business planning, efficiency improvement and strategic planning.

    Business planning:

    • Raised acquisition funding of $380,000 for construction company and $270,000 for personal finance company.
    • Trained over 240 entrepreneurs to improve performance with 10-week FastTrac® business plan training since 2004.

    Efficiency improvement:

    • Improved cash flow by reducing receivables 70% and reducing cycle time 16% for network management client.
    • Reduced lead time 20% by eliminating 13 error sources and automating tracking steps in document imaging client.
    • Reduced lead time 25% for construction company by streamlining contracting procedures.

    Strategic planning:

    • Wrote long-term strategic plans for Town of Natick, MA, Town of Fountain Hills, AZ, five City of Phoenix divisions, Arizona Technology Council Public Policy Committee.

    Project management:

    • Completed two complex, year-long-plus strategic planning projects.
    • Built 17 project management web sites to improve client communications and control document libraries.

    Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    Lead Project Manager, Professional Business Advisor, Scottsdale
    Not-for-profit consulting firm helps small and medium manufacturers improve productivity, grow and develop the economy.

    • Doubled the organization’s sales revenues.
    • Reduced work-in-progress and other inventory 16% for architectural products fabricator, through lean manufacturing.
    • Created circuit-board manufacturer client’s strategic plan, based on balanced scorecard, unifying several strategies.

    National Institute of Standards & Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    Product Line Manager, Gaithersburg
    Manager of “lean manufacturing” and “business management” product lines for federal economic development program to increase productivity of small- and medium-sized manufacturers.

    • Led 2-year project to create job description and training programs for Professional Business Advisor, cornerstone of the agency’s strategy; trained 50 PBA’s in 1st year.
    • Wrote national quality standards for consulting products and services, led team to win NIST "George Uriano Award."
    • Created FastTrac® Manufacturing business planning training program, with Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City.
    • Edited and published four volumes of manufacturing efficiency improvement case studies.
    • Evaluated federal grant applications for advanced technology research, and economic development programs.

    Performance Strategies, Inc., Vice President, Principal Consultant, Austin1986-1997
    Led consulting firm focused on strategic planning, for government and not-for-profit organizations.

    • Facilitated strategic plans for over two dozen national trade associations and federal and state agencies.
    • Raised over $1 million in grants to help homeless and women in addiction treatment.
    • Trained over 300 executives in strategic planning, budget justifications and power writing.
    • Published four articles on government strategic planning and budgeting.