Managing Director, Emery Marketing Group, 1982-present
Business Consultant, Small Business Development Center, 2018-present
Five Words About Me:
Creative, honest, optimistic, committed, thoughtful
One Surprising Skill:
Visual artist (painting and photography)
A resident of Columbia, SC by way of Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, and Hartford, I am a spouse, father, grandfather, brother, activist, entrepreneur and artist. After a few years working for a university, large commercial bank and advertising agencies, I opened my own marketing consulting company in 1982. I focused on start-ups, growing and emerging companies and mid-sized firms because they offered the opportunity to impact success, working with business founders and owners, and see results quickly.
Since moving to SC I have continued with my marketing firm and recently took on some part-time work with the Orangeburg office of the Small Business Development Center. Three days a week I work with those going through the challenging process of starting a business. Helping them navigate the legal questions (LLC, Corporation, business licenses, state and federal regulations), product/service development and refinement, market research, analysis of markets and competitors, and financial planning (projections, metrics, debt service) is very rewarding.