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I am an entrepreneur experienced in developing and executing successful new business strategies in the B2B, media/marketing, publishing and clinical services industries. I am knowledgeable in developing marketing/product, organizational, financial and leadership strategies to optimize new venture success. This includes competitive assessment, structured creativity enhancement, product adoption evaluation and the quantification of risk minimization scenarios. My experience includes the development of successful communications (including traditional as well as new media), publishing, business and consumer service businesses. My Mission includes encouraging contrarian Big Idea thinking - particularly as regards developing new paradigms to ensure global economic and resource sustainability. I was for several years a university Instructor in Entrepreneurial topics. I am especially interested in socially-impactful entrepreneurship.
Kilpatrick & Associates serves as the organizational repository for the strategic consulting value I provide to support growing businesses. My areas of expertise and interest are in communications, life science clinical services, digital production, B2B, business development, publishing, media, direct marketing, accountability-based non-profits (including B Corporations) and global sustainability ventures. K&A has also been used to initiate my personal entrepreneurial projects and investments: These have included participation as a General Partner (along with Senator Mark Warner-later Sprint) in Pacific Cellular -- a successful applicant for several cellular radiotelephone licenses, as Interim President/Publisher/Director/Investor of the Pasadena Weekly newspaper, and co-developer of TVAccess, among other ventures. I access and evaluate these investments through my participation in several angel groups, including MuckerLab, a business accelerator. Currently, I have investments with Brainrush, educational software; Fit Wallet, Enterprise Financial/HR services, HitFix, a leading online entertainment newsource; and Penango.com, a cloud-based e-mail security service provider.
My recent role was as Founder and President of Healthcare Communications Group-HCG, a specialized marketing/communications consultancy serving global biopharmaceutical companies in recruiting subjects more rapidly for clinical trials. Over a recent 14-year period, I oversaw the company’s growth, business development, new product and strategic alliance initiatives. HCG was recognized in 2010 via an Inc. 500/5000 Award as one of the country’s fastest growing enterprises.