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Expert in Toy & Game Industry: Product & Packaging Design, Business Plans, M&A, Retail

Expert ID: 739646 Florida, USA

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Expert started his long, successful career almost three decades ago with Hewlett-Packard, prior to joining the company’s spinoff Agilent Technologies. He personally owns all or part of a dozen US patents and received his Electrical Engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1984.

During his career, his technical achievements included providing first customer market placement and design input for a variety of technologies including state-of-the-art Remote Fiber Test Systems deployed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, PC- based instrumentation and Hewlett-Packard's “acceSS7” system. As a key team leader, “acceSS7” system sales grew from zero to over $1 billion of installed base.

After leaving Agilent, he became CTO and then President of a publicly traded company, OnScreen Technologies. He raised over 8 million dollars for the company and spearheaded the development of two ground breaking next generation Light Emitting Diode (LED) display products.

Expert launched a game company in 2008, which he later sold. He invented several highly acclaimed, award- winning games sold around the world. He has provided consulting services in the Toy and Game Industry over the past five years to clients ranging from individual inventors to foreign companies with annual sales over $275 million. Expert formed an M&A division for his company and is licensed to provide these services for both buyers and sellers of companies and product lines. In addition, he has participated in over 25 cases, in some capacity, as an Expert Witness in the Toy Industry.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Virginia Tech

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Consulting
Responsibilities:
• Three-sixty-degree consulting services to large firms and inventors on sales organization creation, product development, manufacturing and IP
• Licensed in Mergers & Acquisitions – both buy and sell side
• Develop national sales networks for new product launches- USA & Globally
• Licensing Agent services
• Provide business development consulting to consumer products manufacturers and importers
• Develop strategic planning and business plans for foreign and domestic companies seeking to penetrate the USA, play industry and children’s media markets.
• Experienced with placement of multi-media properties with major Toyco’s and studios
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: RSV Productions, Inc Title: Owner/Operator Department:
Responsibilities:
• Inventor/manufacturer and market development of board games in the toy and game industry
• Successful launch of multiple games that were carried in major retailers such as Target, Toys’R’Us and Barnes & Noble, in over 30 countries and in over 3000 retail accounts
• Responsible for all design elements of the games from ideation to retail shelves
• Successfully sourced, managed and fully directed manufacturing resources
• Game of the Year Award at Learning Express, GOY in Poland, Top 10 Game Award in Readers Digest and Chicago Tribune
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: OnScreen Technologies Title: President & CTO Department:
Responsibilities:
• Technology acquisition with full product and market development for next generation light emitting diode displays
• Conceived two flagship products with projected mature sales of over $100 million. These two products were used to raise over $8 million in capital from private investors
• Implemented the use of salesforce.com for the entire sales team
• Winner of FEMA Award for innovation

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2023 Country / Region: Europe, Asia Summary: Built international distribution networks, established retail presence in over 20 countries

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
M&A Business Broker/ Real Estate - Tampa, FL
Karrass Negotiating Seminar Graduate
SWOT Analysis
M&A Development & Analysis
Awards / Recognition
Presidents Club Winner- HP’s highest honor, multiple times
Game of the Year Award at Learning Express, GOY in Poland, Top 10 Game Award in Readers Digest and Chicago Tribune
Publications and Patents Summary
Owner of all, or part of, 12 Patents (not all awarded)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has participated in over 25 cases, in some capacity, as an Expert Witness in the Toy Industry.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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