For Profit Sake.com
Director and Advisor/Mentor
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e-Business Insights Ltd
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Partner and Mentor
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Operations Manager (Part time)
Building an Engineering Company from scratch at the age of 20, and selling it 7 years later, and it is still being operational today. Being the youngest Yacht Brokerage owner in Auckland in the early nineties and brokering the wave piercing Catamaran ‘Sea Flight’ to a Tahitian interest for 2.7 mil (USD) Creating a successful Trailer boat Park with a Sales and Servicing facility on an Auckland Marina, as there was nothing like it, and only opportunity. Purchasing a tired but well known Boat manufacturing Company and rebuilding it, along with a new Dealer Network and putting it back on the map. Navigating my way to California and becoming a Business Partner and CEO for one of San Diego’s’ leading Financial Planners for 3 years and building the Company from 3 employees to 8. Establishing a California 501C3 (Non profit) Business Life Institute and regularly having 300-400 people attend quarterly fundraising and Networking events, of which I continue to Chair. Establishing ‘For Profit Sake’ a company who’s focus and passion is to Advise and Mentor SME & Business owners, including Coaching Australia’s No 1 Financial Planner (2 years consecutively).
I’m 52, live in Tauranga, married to Bronwen for 33 years and we have proudly raised two great kids to adulthood. Passions other than my family and coffee, are many and of which include people, American cars, motorbikes and boat racing. I champion success, excellence, and seeing people become the best that they were created to be.
I make 4 trips to the USA annually keeping me in touch with that world. I also enjoy travelling and being exposed to many different cultures, constantly observing what makes things work.
I give Leadership to numerous groups and ministries and deal with a lot of moving parts in my world, but love what I do, and so ‘from where I sit’ it’s all good!
Affiliations and Memberships
Business Life Ministry – Rock Church San Diego – 6 years Business Life Institute – 501C3 San Diego – 6 years Past member of the Chamber of Commerce Preferred Service provider to NZ Trade & Enterprise in conjunction with e-Business Insights Ltd – 2 years
027 200 1100
197 State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga
forprofitsake.com or e-businessinsights.co.nz
PO Box 15-348, Tauranga, 3140
Bay of Plenty, Waikato
For 30 plus years I’ve been learning how to reconcile the Entrepreneur and the Business owner in me, and I think I may have learnt some stuff on the way. It’s this broad experience (some of it costly) that drives me to work with other Business owners and Entrepreneurs, helping them be the most effective in their chosen industry. Each business has taught me many different things, while honing numerous skill sets. The variety of Businesses I have owned include an Engineering Company – a Sales & Marketing Business in the Marine Industry – a Sales & Service Business within the Marine Industry – a Manufacturing Company in the Marine Industry – Importation of American products (doing currently) – a Comprehensive Financial Planning Partnership (While living in California 07 – 010) – Operational Management (Part time) for a Fertiliser Company and Business Mentoring/Advising (both doing currently). I believe that this cross section of ‘hands on’ experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration added to the mix, has enabled me to see the ‘woods AND the trees’ very clearly, arming you the Business owner/Risk taker with a relevant edge and relevant keys to grow the profit within your businesses.
Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member
Community Group, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust
General management, Governance, Marketing, Start Ups
Manufacturing, Transport/Warehouse/Logistics, Venture Capital/Private Equity
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Marine Industry – Importing