Lee Blake offers an exceptional record of leading technology-based product businesses to growth and profitability. He is skilled in strategic initiatives and tactical execution. Offering a powerful combination of an MBA degree with a focus in marketing and finance and an electrical engineering degree with a concentration in control systems, software engineering, and electrical system design, Lee Blake is a creative thinker who leads teams to high performance levels and grows the business through leveraging existing revenue sources. He is a results-driven executive who can provide intensive experience in dealing with the unique challenges facing today’s technology companies.
Segment #1: An introduction to Mike Cooper–a business development/turn around executive, multi-location general manager, and COO is a Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.
Dan Blank, Director of Content Strategy & Development for Reed Business Information, a B2B publisher and media company, has great blog called: Dan Blank: Publishing, Innovation & the Web. Great post today: Expand Your Brand & Career: Open a Twitter Account. Right Now (I also commented on it when of my fellow “Twitterers” posted it by “re-tweeting” about it today on my Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/LauriePR). Another one of my fellow Tweeters (and forgive me if I have the jargon a bit off still, but I am just getting into the world of Twitter in an effort to expand my own brand, but more importantly my CLIENTS’ BRANDS)… who blogs on: http://www.buzz3r.com shared a great article about using Facebook on a business and personal level called “How to Friend Mom, Dad and the Boss on Facebook” Same page, different people get to see and share different things. Needless to say I am revising my FB page this weekend and will be revising some of my Client’s pages as well (and setting up more of them on FB). If you think that Linked In (still one of the best OSNs for business) is the end-all, well FB, if done right, is right on their tail in the OSN world for business (again if set up right). MySpace (a Fox company is coming back – getting ready to go big there as well for myself and some of my clients- especially those more on the creative/consumer products ends of things). They offer so many more widgets (for cross posting) – -which is what I love. Don’t be afraid of Social Media – it’s a Brave New World, yes, but it is our future –time for use baby boomers to step outside of the 1 dimensional web box!
Ellen Gurney has more than 10 years of experience as a Creative Executive inthe family entertainment industry for the Walt Disney Company. She is experi-enced in unifying and motivating teams to produce innovative results in film,script, product, pitching, and promotion. She is a skillful negotiator and assimila-tor who brings together varied views and interests and weaves them into cohe-sive implementation plans. Her straightforward, diplomatic, clear communicatorstyle has enabled her to bringing out the best in every person and situation toachieve corporate objectives. Ellen has successfully developed and managedcreative slates in long and short form entertainment. She possesses the opera-tional skills needed to manage budgets and schedules and the interpersonalskills required to mentor and inspire staff to excel.
Mike Cooper is a Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.
Mike Berman is a Senior Operations and Business Development Executive who takes a holistic approach to resolving corporate problems by establishing integrated solutions to stimulate significant sustained results. Mike is a visionary executive with more than 20 years of experience in creating and implementing winning strategies to launch start-ups and transform troubled and underperforming organizations. He is skilled in leading individuals, teams, and companies to optimize operations, rebuild a tarnished brand image, and weather downturns. Mike is an accomplished sales and marketing expert who leads organizations to compete globally, grow revenues, increase shareholder value, achieve corporate objectives, and reach higher performance levels.
The ECMG (business talent representation with personal publicity production/management) side of my business focuses on executives who are in opportunity search mode (passive or agressive). I still find it fascinating when I meet an executive who has been having a hard time finding a job, but who still thinks that his resume is going to open doors (like it used to maybe 10 years ago?). I know about the old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However in this case, if “it is not doing what it used to do (i.e. if the old way is broken), you better fix it.” What I am trying to say here is that simply floating around (even a really good) resume in this market without a strong pitch, promotion, or even a third party rep/ pitch person to go along with it won’t do much (unless of course you have a super strong and extended network and the time and DESIRE to be your own pitch person and promoter) . This is especially true for those individuals who have a unique and highly successful career path. You have to really push the envelope these days and get out there and TELL your story. Whether you do that via a personal publicist (who will do all the story telling and pitching for you), a blog and/or a personal website (with really strong SEO) or through on-line social networking and media, the more channels you can put you message out through the better. Posting a resume or floating it around (marketing it) will not create personal publicity – your STORY will. A resume is an outline of your career and while it can outline your success (quickly), in today’s COMPETITIVE MARKET need to tell your story AND BE ON THE LEADING EDGE to be able to get the traction that is needed now and in the future (for opportunity growth).
John Hudson is a business-focused strategic and tactical Senior Human Resources Executive with more than 20 years of experience in diverse industries including petroleum, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors, and gaming. He is exceptionally skilled at aligning global human resource functions with business goals, mission, and vision. John is adept at creating and using a variety of metrics to assess performance and build continuously improving collaborative teams. He is an energetic advocate for operational, financial, quality control, and safety initiatives that enhance employee performance, retain top talent, and achieve business profitability. John achieves success by establishing a strong functional HR department that serves as an active partner with the CEO and management team to assimilate, restructure, develop, and expand the organization, as circumstances require.
Eduardo Rodriguez is an Executive Leader experienced in administrative compliance, regulation, mergers & acquisitions, public policy, business operations, planning, and implementation strategies in Fortune 500 and privately held organizations. A business-focused executive with a Juris Doctor Degree (JD Law), he was a key lead officer involved in effectively restructuring a major electric utility through Chapter 11 and restoring it to a strong accountability and financial position. Eddie is prepared to fill an Executive Management, Oversight Function, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary or Executive Director position for a regulated business, State or Federal entity, advocacy group, energy or natural resource organization, start-up company, or a company reorganizing and needing leadership for structural or compliant-based systems for process improvement or better risk management.
Mark Dabe is a Senior Sales and Operations Executive with more than 10 years of global experience focusing on technology industries. He is adept at managing sales teams, building relationships, handling high-level sales negotiations, growing a business, and achieving exceptional levels above sales quotas. He is a results-focused executive who leads by example with strengths in strategic business development, P&L, and improving product portfolios. Mark builds long-term customer relationships and is a strong advocate for treating associates and customers fairly. He generates exceptional sales by aligning business objectives to better serve the company and its customers.