Availability: I am available for full time or part time employment or special projects in Tacoma, South King County, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and Puyallup/Sumner. Also I am available for remote work, including Foreign Countries. Given my lifestyle and core values, my expectations for compensation are reasonable despite being quite accomplished and highly seasoned.
Compensation: Money matters but hardly is top of the list. Conditions matter to me. Harmony matters to me. And knowing I can help those who are open and ready matters far, far more to me. Click here for more information. First and foremost, besides being very highly experienced, ethical, and dependable, I am also very highly organized when it comes to business.
Well Rounded, Very Broad: it is one thing to manage a project, sell a product, advise a CEO on strategy, act as an HR generalist, or analyze cash flow, it is another thing altogether to be able to employ them as one. I am inside/outside, hard/soft, a thinker and a doer, a spokesperson and an analyst. Disciplined and structured process are my raison d’etre. A blend of general management understanding with many specialist skills. A wide angle lens for business:
Organization: I both delight in and am especially good with structured process: I elaborate upon my penchant for order here. I can create order anywhere, resolving nearly any mess.
Communications, Sales: Its one thing to talk on the phone, another to write, and yet another, create a website or promote an effort. I can do them all. Not as separate pieces but, sui generis, as one. This includes creating and operating a website 37th in the world by category, cold calling hundreds of thousands of persons, or as a key sales manager in a difficult process. I can do it all and write more about this here, under Outreach.
Analysis: In addition to building a mathematical model of the stock market, international finance, and making my own CRM’s, I do my own data mining and value chain analysis.
Enterprise, Leadership and Advisory: I have written many business plans, not just for show, but for implementation and adoption. It is one thing to think it, another to do it, and another to refine it. I do all three, counseling many business owners.
Personal Assistant: I am not what is traditionally taken as a Executive or Personal Administrative Assistant, but A. I have done it before, and recently, and B. it is my dream role. A strong number two to a strong number one. Tell me what you need. Let me just do it. I can make it happen with minimal input. Just tell me what you need.
Special Projects: I have substantial project experience on many, many types of endeavours, across many sorts of environments, assets classes, and domains. Downloadable copy of David Korn, Resume 2017 in word here or Google Docs here if you prefer.
Project Management: More or less same as above, but in a different form. I have over twenty years in projects, including media, financial management, engineering design, estimating, contract administration.
Knowledge Management: How is a knowledge management system, aka KMS any different than project management? Similar but not same. How do you manage the flood of files, emails, phone calls without suffocation or confusion or overwhelm? Running a project OF projects AS a project in itself is an art and an acquired skill and is not a one day wonder nor can be gained in an MBA program. This is what I do. Knowledge Management. For Assets, Finances, Sales, Customers, Media, or Data.
Industry Specific Knowledge
AEC: Architecture-Engineering-Construction both in design and production, as well as delivery and project closeout.
Finance: Detailed knowledge of stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies. P&L, gain loss summaries, income statements, risk analysis, forecasting. Bought-sold $200M in stocks, managed $40M in capital, $800k in annual fee based revenue, ranking at Fortune 100 Corporation.
Sales, Customer Service: In addition to extensive financial sales and management experience on both sides, I have extensive industrial sales experience including knowledge of Industrial fabrics, tools, distribution, warehousing, trucking, imports, and manufacturers representatives. I know how to diffuse a difficult customer situation, by trying to get the toughest person to smile. A hard earned art form acquired from years in the trenches. Repeat. Not in a book. Have call center experience, on ticket escalations.
Project Management, Coordination: Extensive experience on large, complex, fast projects and lots of detail, technical requirements.
Social Media: Have obtained feature articles from Pulitzer Prize winning newspapers, know the nuts and bolts of how it works. Not from point and click, drag and drop, but hundreds of posts and pages. Created 280k view site currently in operation. Helped in site with 3M YouTube views. Social media is not posting on Facebook or Twitter but the how to inbetween. This is gained in thousands of hours also.
Retail, Warehouse, Powered Equipment, Tools: Extensive knowledge of building materials, millwork, lumber, tools, flooring, hardware, basic knowledge of lighting. Able to organize inventory. Created inventory for 130 miles of product for warehouse in Australia remotely. Expertise in customer service.
Moral, Honesty, Dependability: Many have testified to my honesty and my track record. Here is a good place to start. My reputation is known and proven and can be verified.
Maps: Expert Google Map maker, reviewer.
Food: Self taught in fine cooking. Would call myself a chef, but then again, a REAL chef does it all, including deserts and baking. Not me. I can however do all the rest. Clan and fast.
Events: I can estimate, plan, organize, and produce events. Skill is called paying attention, forgetting nothing, leaving little if any to chance.
Yard Work, cleaning, animals: Able to do yard work, clean garages, basements, home offices. Very good with animals.
Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Outdoors: Knowledge of holistic health, healing with food, alpine climbing, awareness for the earth.
Chess: Accomplished tournament chess player. That is to say, I have many years in sustained, deliberate, structured thinking under stress.
Runner: Young for my years. Not quite up to ultra marathon, but got close. a dream I still have. Lifetime athlete. Runner for 47 years.
Behind the Scenes Activist: Connected to many world leaders in the English speaking world–or if not know them, know those who know them or ‘get it’, as an advocate for addressing rapid climate change.
Meditator: Meditate for an hour per day formally, with prayer. I care. I feel. I consider.