I have the greatest job. I get to do what I love to do – help family-owned companies and individuals grow and prosper. At this point in my career, I’m honored to be referred to as “Trusted Advisor” by business owners and executives of long standing clients, most of whom are leaders of family-owned businesses.
I married right out of high school, so I worked sometimes two or three jobs to support my family and to pay for my college tuition. Most of my jobs were in banking. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Economics and Finance, I served as a Graduate Teaching Associate at the acclaimed Collins School Business at the University of Tulsa while earning an MBA in Management.
After graduate school, I continued my banking career serving as a Real Estate Lending Officer. Subsequently, I joined Arthur Young & Company and spent six years as a consultant specializing in corporate strategy development, management by objectives, organizational development and executive search.
After leaving Arthur Young, I held chief executive positions in banking and manufacturing before returning to management consulting as a partner with Corporate Performance Group and facilitator for The Alternative Board (“TAB”).
For the past twenty-four years, I have focused on consulting with privately owned companies and coaching owners and executives in becoming more effective leaders.
Since affiliating with The Alternative Board, I have facilitated several hundred board meetings and provided thousands of hours of executive coaching to CEO’s, business owners and senior corporate managers. Focusing on business strategy development and, more importantly, strategy execution, I have helped clients achieve extraordinary growth and profitability for their companies and fulfill their personal goals.
I currently serve as a member of the board of directors for an exploration and production company and an oil field services firm and serve as chairman of their audit and corporate compliance committees.
My wife is “retired” (but only in income generation). She is the founder and President of Tulsa Quilts for Kids, a not-for-profit 501-C entity, that through a network of volunteers makes one of a kind quilts by hand for children admitted to St. Francis and St. John’s hospital as well as the child crisis center. I have three sons and four grand kids. My eldest is a professional cellist in Boston and owns a sheet music company. Middle son is an engineer in the oil field services industry. My youngest lives in Panama and writes physics and astronomy text books. His wife is a research scientist for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center and is an expert in bat behavior. They are great fun at a cocktail party.
I am Blessed.