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Business

Jack is a successful entrepreneur, franchisee, and real estate investor. He operates two Plato’s Closet franchise locations, owns several real estate investments, and currently serves as the Vice-President of Sales & Marketing for SmartProcure, LLC. He has raised millions of dollars in venture financing from angel, venture capital, and corporate investors; closed over $100 million in sales; and negotiated business development agreements with companies, such as: Motorola, Oracle, United Parcel Service (UPS), Visa, and Hewlett-Packard.

Career Milestones:

  • Initial executive team with SmartProcure, LLC.
  • Sales of over $80 million at Advanced Public Safety, Inc. (APS)
  • Acquisition of APS by Trimble Navigation, LTD.
  • Venture financing transactions of over $30 million
  • Acquisition of two Plato’s Closet franchise locations
  • Real estate investments in several south Florida properties (ie – Tiki’s Hut)
  • I.T. Strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Contract negotiator for U.S. Navy / Naval Air Systems Command
  • Quoted in numerous news outlets, including: Entrepreneur, MSNBC, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, and Associated Press.

Jack works with aspiring entrepreneurs and business executives on an array of issues/topics, including:

  • Securing venture financing
  • Developing ideas and business plans
  • Building a company as a founder or within a franchise system
  • Obtaining the first 100 customers
  • Establishing the right sales model, processes, and team
  • Exit Strategies / Making it all pay-off (…..hopefully BIG)
  • Creating strategic partnerships
  • Analyzing real estate investments
  • Evaluating franchise opportunities and systems
  • Motivation, leadership, and professional development

Click here to contact Jack regarding any of these topics or other business-related challenges.

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