I have deep knowledge of sustainability issues and solutions supported by a strong passion to foster positive change in the world. I also possess superior research/analysis skills combined with an excellent ability to multitask and to focus on both the big picture and the details. I can help entrepreneurs in the following areas
• Strategy, vision and mission planning
• Financial analysis, budget in financial forecasting
• Business stratagy and businesss plan development
• Marketing and creative, low cost promotional strategies
• Industry/market analysis in the following sectors: organic and local food, sustainable building technologies, electric vehicles, waste minimization, sharing economy enterprises
• Sustainability planning and corporate social responsibility
• Community development
Companies I have founded and or led:
1) An organic food delivery company, Spud.com, which I grew to become the largest organic food delivery service in North America.
2) An electric bicycle company, called Elite Electric Bikes, which manufactured high quality, affordable electric bikes in the Pacific North west
3) A team of 30 urban planners, focused on creating more sustainable communities through urban planning, design, and engagement
4) A building technology incubator, called Building Technology Innovations, which provides advice to sustainable building entrepreneurs
5) A building energy utility called iSmart Building System, which designs, builds, owns and operates buildings that emit 75% few carbon emissions in new buildings at no extra cost and often a cost savings to both the developer and the end users.
6) A civic crowdfunding company that is working to generate community ideas and funding to create great places to live, work and play at a local level.
7) A business consulting and coaching business, called Sustainability Ventures, which provides advice on to integrate economic, environmental and social values in business and provides coaching to a wide range of businesses. Examples include:
• An organic ice cream retailer
• An online healthy snack delivery company
• A product tracking and waste minimization enterprise
• A manufacturer of walking bikes without pedals for people with mobility challenges due to age, illness or injury
• An industrial equipment repair and service company that is expanding into solar energy and alternative fuels
• A skill sharing application for skilled trades