Richard Strautman Bio

 OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

EXECUTIVE POSITIONS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES

  • Divisional General Manager
  • Marketing Vice-President, Sales Vice-President, Sales Director
  • Manufacturing Vice-President, Materials Vice-President
  • Chief Financial Officer, Director Financial Planning, Manager Financial Reporting, Manager Financial Analysis
  • Sr. Programmer, IT Management, Computer System Selections

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • Currently owner of Picus Enterprises, LLC specializing in helping small and medium sized businesses turn their business vision into reality. Have worked with over 100 Manhattan and Long Island companies.
  • Since 2004, a Certified Facilitator for The Alternative Board (TAB), the leading company that creates and supports peer to peer advisory boards for the owners of small privately held businesses.
  • Managing Director / Partner / Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting (Bearing Point) for five years, focusing on enterprise-wide computer system based solutions for medium to large businesses.
  • Owner of Picus Consulting for 2 years, specializing in providing turn-key solutions for start up businesses which provided an Integrated Business and Marketing Plan and a Private Placement Memorandum allowing them to approach potential investors for seed capital.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS EXPERIENCE

  • Currently an Agent Partner for the BizGro Partners company, specializing in growing businesses and business transactions.
  • Created and was President of a Joint Venture between Datapoint Corporation and the Tandy Corporation.
  • Was member of acquisition team that reviewed multiple acquisitions for DH Technologies, a technology manufacturer.
  • Was General Manager for two different acquisitions by a printer company.
  • Created and was President of a Joint Venture between Datapoint Corporation and EDS to provide hospital management systems to hospitals of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
  • Have created multiple business plans for start-up companies looking for equity capital and /or business loans.
  • Advised financial investment company regarding the transfer of the business from the founder to his son.
  • Engaged by Human Resources company to advise owner regarding the potential sale of the company to a competitor.
  • Engaged by software company to create a strategy that would derail a potential take-over by a larger competitor.
  • Worked with co-owners of a distribution to develop a value enhancement plan to grow the business within 5 years and also advised them regarding several potential acquisitions.

SELECTED FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Management consulting
  • General management
  • Business and marketing planning
  • Business exit and transition planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Creating and implementing marketing programs
  • Project management
  • Computer based solutions for business

COMMUNITY AND NON-PROFIT INVOLVEMENT

  • Headed budget and admission process for United Way in San Diego, CA
  • Fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity
  • Past President of the Community Chest of Port Washington, NY
  • Past Co-President of the Chamber of Commerce, Port Washington, NY
  • Served on Advisory Committee of the Business and Tourism Development Corporation of the Town of North Hempstead, NY
  • Organizer, moderator and presenter at multiple Long Island business information and networking events

EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS

  • Past Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA)
  • APICS certified
  • Certified Purchasing Manager
  • MBA from Memphis State University
  • BA in Business and Economics from Rhodes College