OBJECTIVE = HELP MY CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
My objective is to “Help My Clients Achieve Their Goals”.
Yes, that’s right – “Help My Clients Achieve Their Goals”!
We’ve connected because you have a challenge that you know you can solve faster with help from an experienced professional.
At our initial engagement, my goal is to:
- Listen to you describe your challenge
- Ask clarifying questions related to what you have shared
- Understand when you need your challenge solved and your budget
If we move forward together, my goal is to:
- Work with you (and your team) and find and execute a solution that fits within your time-frame and budget
Click any “Email Me For Appointment” button so we can set a time to chat.
PROVEN SKILLS I BRING TO HELP MY CLIENTS
I have a degree as an Electrical Engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am a Serial-Entrepreneur having founded/co-founded many companies. One we took IPO (CY). Two others we sold.
Our teams raised over $100M USD from VC’s (Venture Capitalists) and I led the founding teams on the majority of those funds raised.
I have been a Business and Startup Coach and Mentor to Founders and Executives in SMB (Small-Medium Business) for over 25 years.
I thrive on helping Founders and Executives “Learn” how to analyse and solve their “Challenges” and NOT just give you the answer!
I have been writing software (I Love being a Coder) since my engineering college days.
Building Apps, Websites and Software-as-a-Services business is one of my great loves (my wife and son are #1 – of course!).
See my business links at the top of the page for my Coaching and Software Businesses and select each to find out more!
I serve on multiple Board-of-Directors including Philanthropic (Charities) and Startup/SMB Advisory Boards.
EXPERIENCE = Client Success Stories
Experience to me is:
“What Have I Done to Help Others Achieve Success!”
I teach this to my Mentees at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia (My Alum) where I have had the honor to serve as a Mentor to Graduate and Undergraduate Students for many years.
Employers make the initial decision to interview a candidate most-often based on what their resume indicates they have done to help their employers (the candidates ‘clients’) succeed. Sadly most resumes are not written in a manner to quickly (in under 6-seconds) post this out to a human screener, before getting tossed in the ‘circular file’ (trash).
I believe most potential buyers of any product or service fundamentally thinks the same way.
A person looks at an ad or website and ask themselves “Can You Help Me Achieve Success in Solving Any of My Challenges (Problems)?”.
Helping a Person Overcome a Challenge is what I call a “Client Success Story” and below are just a sample of those Success Stories I have been honored to play a key role in.
IdeaToGrowth.com – Specializes in:
- Business Coach
- Investor Pitch Coach
- Advisory Boards
- Masterminds Groups
- Website Design
- SSL Certificates (HTTPS://)
- Site SpeedUp (Page Opens < 1-Second)
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- Blog Posts
- Social Media Auto-Posting
- Hack Recovery
- Backup Services
- Small Website Changes – By-the-Hour Rates
See www.IdeaToGrowth.com website for Client Success stories.
Some of my Student Mentee Success Stories:
- Sanjukta Aich – Student Mentee
- Manasi M. Deshpande – Student Mentee
- Evelyn Mitchell – Student Mentee
- Shibani Nasser – Student Mentee
- Pranav Ram – Student Mentee
I was a co-founder and lead SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) Chip Designer for all of the company SRAM product for six (6) years.
I personally designed 100% of the SRAM product chips during my 6 years at Cypress.
Our team took the company public 3-1/2 years after we founded. Our Series A of $15M (1982 dollars) funding came from my prior company (Mostek) founding CEO and my mentor, L. J. Sevin. Cypress Semiconductor was the inventor of High-Performance CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors) which literally changed the Semiconductor industry.
I have 3 patents related to my semiconductor work product. (See Section “Other”)
Lowell Turriff (Cypress Marketing and Sales cofounder), I and two others founded this company a few years after we both left Cypress Semiconductor.
My responsibilities included:
- Design of the SRAM semiconductor chips
- All Product and Test Engineering
- All Offshore Manufacturing
I designed all the SRAM chips, wrote the product testing software and setup and oversaw all the offshore manufacturing in Taiwan and Indonesia.
We sold Aptos to a much larger competitor (ISSI – Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc.) in under three years for a nice profit.
EDUCATION - LICENSES - CERTIFICATIONS
Degree: Bachelors Electrical Engineering
Focus: Math & Science
Activities: Track, Band
Degree: High School
Focus: Math & Science
Activities: Track, Band
Other: Math & Science Nerd; Worked as Manager at McDonald’s in Jr and Sr year.
Degree: The Complete MailChimp Email Marketing Course
Credential ID: UC-ERNZRANUL
Awards - Patents - Volunteer
My Awards, Patents, Committees and Philanthropic roles I serve on:
Director Investment Readiness Program, Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR), Mentor, Pitch Coach
Start: Feb 2016
I volunteer my time to help Tampa Bay local Entrepreneurs through the Idea, Build, Launch and Grow stages of their company to become both a profitable venture AND a magnet to attract people to move to the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area. I serve as Director of the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), a program I created to help local companies prepare an Investor Due Diligence Book, which helps them raise monies from Investors. I also serve in roles as an Entrepreneur-i-Residences, coaching and mentoring the local high-technology startup founders.
Start: Jun 2016
Finish: Dec 2018
Volunteer to create workshops and events to educate the club members and the Tampa Bay business community on how to best use technology in their business.
Start: Jun 2016
Volunteer to create workshops and events to educate the club members and the Tampa Bay business community on how to improve their business and make more money.
Volunteer to help create events to raise monies for a variety of local, state and national charities.
2018 Helping Hands Happy Hours event dates are as follows:
November 27 – Seniors in Service
October 23 – Operation Helping Hand
September 25 – Starting Right, Now
August 28 – Frameworks of Tampa Bay
July 27 – DACCO Behavioral Health
June 26 – After-School All-Stars
May 22 – The Centre for Women
April 24 – Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
March 27 – Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
February 27 – Voices for Children
January 23 – American Cancer Society ABOA
Start: Oct 2017
End: Oct 2017
During the pitch competition, 16 entrepreneurial students from 8 universities around Florida would present their healthcare related business innovations, this year’s theme is “Aging in Place”. The pitch would be on October 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Guidewell Innovation Center located in Medical City, Lake Nona (Orlando Metropolitan area).
This is a high-profile event with the President of Florida Blue, and the Chief Innovation Officer of GuideWell as two of the sponsor-judges. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-pizzo-2a1b791a/ http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.bioflorida.com/resource/resmgr/2015_Annual_Conference/Chris-Hillier.pdf )