I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1981 with a BBA in Accounting. Upon graduation I worked for Arthur Anderson in their Dallas Tax Division. In 1982 I started a private CPA Firm with a partner and sold that business to his partner in 1985 when he joined First Eye Care as the Executive Director. Over two years with First Eye Care I grew the provider network (optometrists and ophthalmologists) from 7 doctors with 6 offices to 25 doctors with 17 offices across the DFW area.
From 1987 through 1993 I provided business management and consulting services to optometry and ophthalmology professionals. During that time I wrote a book titled Modern Optometry, a Practice Management Guide which sold over 5,000 copies and was used as a textbook for practice management courses at Colleges of Optometry.
In 1992 I received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1992 I published a book titled “Mexico: The New Land of Opportunity – a Guide to doing business in Mexico” which sold a total of over 5,000 copies from 1992 through 1995. In 1993, as a result of the success of the book on Mexico, I started a publishing and online information company providing marketing services to U.S. companies looking for clients in Mexico related to the growth of trade due to the implementation of the NAFTA.
In 1995 I founded FlashNet, Inc. as an Internet Service Provider where I served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. By 1999 I grew FlashNet to nearly 400 employees and provided Internet dial-up access service to over 250,000 customers across the U.S. In March 1999 we took FlashNet public through an IPO on the NSADAQ under the symbol of FLAS. FlashNet was sold to Prodigy/S.W. Bell Telephone in October 1999.
In 2002 I founded NetOffer, Inc. as a broad-spectrum marketing service. NetOffer is a Business Social Media Marketing technology provider offering a unique and powerful suite of ‘social media’ technologies in an integrated software system that enables clients to market their businesses in a much more efficient and cost effective manner than would be possible using other currently available systems.
I frequently speak on the subjects of how to leverage social media technologies to increase sales and lower marketing costs. I focus my attention on education of the audience as educated clients make the best decisions.
If you desire more information, or wish to have me speak to your group, please call 214-772-6854.