Current : Executive Coach, Vistage International
Responsible for building and facilitating groups of CEOs in the Los Angeles and Long Beach areas to discuss business issues, share expertise and provide one another confidential help in deciding the best course for critical decisions. Serving as an executive coach, meeting individually with each group member to provide accountability and support to improve the member’s business performance and personal leadership skills.
February 1, 2014 – April 1, 2016 : President, BurdgeCooper Engraving – A Division of Taylor Corporation
Responsible for sales and marketing overseeing 14 representatives in 5 cities doing over $16M through 15,000 accounts. Responsible for consolidating three Taylor Companies to create a National Fine Printing and Engraving brand for Taylor Corporation.
July 1, 2010 – January 31, 2014 : Owner / President, BurdgeCooper
Responsible for all business functions with an emphasis in sales and marketing of business identity printed and engraved products to corporations and legal professionals nationwide. Overseeing 120 employees in two states serving 9,000 accounts doing $12M annually.
October 1, 1980 – June 30, 2010 : Owner / President, Burdge, Inc.
Responsible for all departments of this family owned printing and engraving company founded in 1923. employing 50 people selling $4M to 3,000 accounts.
1975 – 1979 BA, Public Relations, School of Journalism, University of Southern California
BUSINESS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
2012 Awarded Executive of the Year; Printing Industry Association of Southern California
2009-2010 Chairman; Printing Industry Association of Southern California
2006-2009, Board Member; Printing Industry Association of Southern California
2005-current, Board Member; International Printing Museum
2000-2004, Board Member; Printing Industry Credit Union
2012 – current, Toastmasters International
2001 – current, Merit Badge Counselor, Boy Scouts of America
1992 – 1999, Member of The Executive Committee, renamed Vistage