I have helped numerous small businesses develop better strategies and implement or change processes that have helped them achieve success. In the 20+ years my career has spanned, I have grown business units and taken on turn-around situations. I have also seen the results of poor planning and shoddy implementations, and clear planning and systematic implementations. I have helped CEOs through difficult and challenging times, and in finding and developing new business opportunities. My career has been technology focused. I managed the Professional Services business unit for Software AG in the US and Canada for many years and in that role traveled widely. However, my roots are in small business. Growing up in South Africa, the son of a beekeeper, I learned many life lessons, about dealing with adversity and the vagaries of things beyond your control, and the value of hard work and perseverance, and how to find a better way. I am particularly passionate about planning, developing and implementing strategies that fundamentally improve the performance and value of small businesses.
At Valens Point, I am responsible for business strategy and operations programs, in addition to management responsibilities that go with being president of the company.
I love to build things and am an amateur woodworker. I live in Northern Virginia with my wife and two beautiful children, and love to travel.