Our team

William C. De Temple

Professional CEO

Mr. De Temple is a seasoned senior executive with a track record of more than twenty-five years of accomplishments in a number of industries both domestically and internationally. His passion is growing companies, whether it is a startup, a turnaround, a roll up, or taking it to the next level through organic growth. He has successfully defined new markets, increased market share and developed new product lines.

The goal of every company is to achieve the highest possible bottom line results and Mr. De Temple knows how to build and lead the management team along with developing and implementing the processes and controls that deliver those desired results.

As Director of Operations for several independent restaurant companies, he authored the controls and provided the leadership necessary to operate them efficiently. On-going training programs, effective organizational and communication skills were his keystones for building successful restaurants.

Mr. Myhre is a graduate of Paul Smiths College, majoring in hotel and restaurant management. He is also an active member of the National Restaurant Association and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Frederick W. Schrantz

CPA

Fred Schrantz has over 35 years experience as a visionary and proactive leader who focuses on innovative solutions and who blends finance and operations into a winning synergy. Significant achievements in diverse industries including consumer electronics manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, direct marketing, energy / mining industry, wholesale distribution, petroleum wax products manufacturing, and also recreational products manufacturing / distribution.

As Vice President and Corporate Controller of a $100 MM petroleum wax products manufacturer, was a senior member of the Turnaround team that successfully took the company through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, emergence and four years later a profitable $350 MM business.

He has extensive experience in rebuilding / strengthening accounting teams, financial and operational control, forecasting, management reporting, cost analysis / control, financial management, operations analysis and budget administration. He also has experience in directing teams in tax planning and compliance, property and general liability insurance, IT, and purchasing.

Fred began his carrier in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in Dayton, Ohio where he gained invaluable experience serving diverse clients in various manufacturing industries, major retail, member health clubs and savings and loans.

Mr. Schrantz received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio. He also, has been awarded the “Presidents Award” from two different companies for implementing innovative solutions.

Wayne A. Dicken

MBA

Mr. Dicken brings to Maximize Management, Inc. over 25 years of extensive operations experience in manufacturing, service and consumer goods sectors.

Prior to joining Maximize Management he held progressive management roles at Union Carbide, Rhone Poulenc, Aventis and Bayer Crop Science. He was Branch Manager at Charleston National Bank and the Founder/ CEO/President of Caregiver Connections, a health care company. Most recently, he held the position of VP Operations at BPI International, Inc. a consumer goods company.

Mr. Dicken’s areas of expertise include production, distribution, inventory management, sales and operations planning, organizational development, change management, strategic planning, M&A, product development and product life cycle, labor relations, management information systems, quality improvement, ERP (SAP and Intuitive), LEAN, and 5S. He has extensive experience with CFR, DOT, FDA, RCRA, cGMP, OSHA, EEO, ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Laws.

Mr. Dicken holds an Associate in Applied Science and Regents B.A. from West Virginia State College and a Masters in Business Administration from West Virginia University including international studies in Fulda, Germany.

Ron Hutton

Ron Hutton is an experienced sales and marketing manager, online marketing professional and webmaster with over 20 years of experience working for companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 to entrepreneurial startups.

Having held positions as VP – Sales and Marketing, Director of Training and Divisional Sales Manager, Ron understands the importance of communications, work ethic and community.

Over the course of the last seven years, Ron has either led or held an instrumental position in the launch of over 700 website development projects. These website development and search engine marketing projects have included B2B and B2C markets such as health and wellness, software, personal finance, business services, military products, sports and more.

Ron brings skills and expertise to the Maximize Management team in a wide range of areas, including online marketing, SEO and search engine marketing, product launch services, copywriting, promotional communication, lead generation system design, strategic planning for affiliate and joint ventures, web design, teleseminar / webinar planning and execution, as well as digital media production and publishing.

Ron Kiyohiro

Mr. Kiyohiro has over 25 years of senior management experience in sales and marketing covering a wide range of industries and business environments from large Fortune 1000 companies to small and medium sized private and publicly held companies. The environment has included entrepreneurial start-ups to leaders in their market segments, ranging from manufacturing and full distribution companies to distribution and service only companies.

Mr. Kiyohiro’s experience in planning and implementation has centered on the areas of sales and sales channel development, customer satisfaction, industry marketing, product marketing, product development, business and strategic planning, product introduction, and operating expense reduction and control.

The breadth of Mr. Kiyohiro’s market involvement has allowed him the opportunity to work with organizations such as The Gap, Home Depot, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Shell Oil, First Data Merchant Services, Verifone, NCR, and IBM.

Mr. Kiyohiro has a Marketing degree from the University of Denver.

Robert Walker

Robert Walker has over 20 years experience in Senior Management and Executive Leadership. His focus has been on building winning teams with a strategic vision and the tactics to achieve their goals.
He has a strong background in retail operations, consumer electronics, sales and marketing, real estate, business startups and brings an innovative thought process to all segments.

As a Senior Vice President of sales and operations for a Fortune 200 consumer electronics retailer, he led multiple regions and divisions to superior results and brought 100’s of millions dollars in both revenue and profits to the bottom line. This was always accomplished through innovative thinking and the ability to develop great teams and organizations that execute at a high level.

Robert has extensive experience building operational controls and processes, sales development and training, turnaround expertise, human resource management and solutions, cross-functional team building, brand management and executive leadership and development.

Mr. Walker went to Mt San Antonio College and has participated in multiple Executive Education programs to include, Darden School of Business, Cornell University and Dale Carnegie. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the National Board of Realtors and is an active leader and participant in multiple fund raising events to include the American Cancer Society.

Keith L. Myhre

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Mike Riley

Mr. Riley has spent forty years as a senior corporate executive, first leading the marketing innovations of Fortune 500 firms, and later building marketing-driven startup firms.

He first served for two decades as a strategic planning officer or partner of leading advertising agencies in Chicago and San Francisco. There he helped client firms like Procter & Gamble, Miles/Bayer, Coca-Cola, and Dole Foods to generate over $2 Billion in incremental annual sales by helping them to introduce a host of successful new products and brands.

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Jay Reidenbach

Jay Reidenbach has had more than 30 years of success as a Senior Executive in the telecommunications/data networking industry. He began his career with Bellsouth and held numerous positions in sales, sales management, marketing, services and public relations before becoming Vice President of Florida operations for a new division of AT&T. Jay was responsible for sales, marketing, client relationship, brand awareness and public relations for this computer, voice/data networking start-up. He then became Vice President of the southern region with P/L responsibility of $600MM for 9 states serving AT&T’s commercial accounts.

Jay was a member of the senior team responsible for the turnaround of a division that had lost $200MM. Three years later, as a result of sales effectiveness initiatives, reducing the number of products, repricing remaining products and SG&A reductions, the division made a profit of $102MM. He became Vice President of sales and service for Lucent Technologies and was responsible for P/L of $850MM, all direct and indirect sales resources (2200), all service technicians (1800), related fleet management (1200 vehicles), warehousing and logistics in a 14 state area. During this time, Jay improved customer satisfaction/service and reduced costs by consolidating 9 call centers into 2-250 seat centers serving 100,000+ clients.

Jay concluded his career with Lucent Technologies as Vice President-Eastern Region with overall responsibility for 18 separate P/L markets from Boston to Miami totaling
$1.8 billion.

Jay’s broad business background and experiences can provide significant value enhancing benefits to both new and existing enterprises.

John Bruels

John Bruels is a seasoned COO/CEO with over 30 years of general management proficiency in growing companies and developing strategic and tactical plans that capitalize on the company’s core competencies. His breadth of experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Goodrich to managing a non-profit that included a portfolio of twenty-two small to midsized companies.

He has directed turnarounds in several industries including aerospace, lawn and garden, recreational marine and non-profit arenas. A hands-on executive who has had line management experience in engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, his teams have consistently out-paced their industries in both top and bottom line performance.

John has expertise in business development, strategic financial assessment, strategic planning and modeling, vision, value, goal development & alignment, product rationalization, gap analysis, capital formation; change management, restructuring, key metric design, market relevancy, business performance management, business plan development, cash flow analysis, core competency assessment, time-to-market/revenue acceleration, new product development & rollout, team building, and acquisitions and divestitures

Bruels received an MBA from Boston University and a BSME from the University of Connecticut. He is currently the Chairman-elect of the University of Tampa Board Of Fellows, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Sykes School of Business and a Mentor for the Emerging Companies Academy of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He also is active with the Turnaround Management Association, The Association for Corporate Growth and the Florida Venture Forum.

John Flynn

John Flynn brings to Maximize Management over 30 years of senior leadership in Manufacturing, Engineering and Corporate Development. Most recently as President/ General Manager of a midsize plastics manufacturing and distribution company, John led sales and productivity growth while reducing customer complaints, OSHA IRR and overhead spending. When the parent company filed for bankruptcy protection, John located and facilitated the sale of the business to one of his suppliers while maintaining the business such that there was no loss of customers, suppliers or employees as the business was turned over to the new owners.

The bulk of John’s career was spent in progressively more responsible positions with a publicly traded, Fortune 500 branded consumer products company. As Corporate Industrial Engineering Manager John sited 4 new manufacturing facilities, introduced innovative new packaging technology, interfaced between marketing and manufacturing for new product introductions and led the corporate cost reduction program.

Continuing to grow with the company John became Managing Director of Corporate Development, reporting to the CEO. Over 8 years, complimentary acquisitions, ranging in size from $25 million to $150 million, were completed both domestic and international. John not only identified the candidates, but also negotiated the contracts, conducted due diligence, completed the justification business plan for Board approval, closed the deal and completed post closing integration. At the time the company was acquired John’s acquisitions accounted for 25% of total revenue.

John has a BS from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering.

Ed Alvarez

Mr. Alvarez has demonstrated wide ranging, creative and analytical abilities over nearly 30 years of business experience. Before joining Maximize Management, Mr. Alvarez honed his knowledge of corporate finance, financial statement analysis, asset valuation and deal structuring working in one of the most challenging and competitive environments the business world, top tier Wall Street firms. As an analyst and trader on the institutional trading side of the street, he was instrumental in identifying, negotiating and executing transactions that generated more than $50 million in profitability for his employer.

At Maximize Management, Mr. Alvarez brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts to bear in developing comprehensive business plans and financing strategies for his clients ranging from early stage venture capital to mature turn-around situations.

Mr. Alvarez earned an undergraduate degree in Economics form Amherst College, a Master in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a CPA certification from the state of New York. In addition, Mr. Alvarez holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

James Mauer

Mr. Mauer brings over 25 years of successful and innovative management and leadership skills to the Maximize Management, Inc. team. The majority of his career has been progressive management positions for leading Department of Defense contractors such as General Electric, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin. Most recently, he was the President and COO of a midsize services company with technical employees located throughout the world and a rapid response supply chain organization maximizing availability of over 8000 Department of Defense training simulators at over 450 locations, including war zones. While in this position, the company’s sales increased over 33%, profits increased by a factor of 10, new customers increased by a factor of 6, and new contracts increased by a factor of 7 while significantly improving customer satisfaction.

Mr. Mauer has extensive experience in organizing and building high performance teams to provide superior results in meeting the company goals and providing outstanding customer satisfaction. He has broad leadership experience in business development, product development, product life cycle support, government contracts, and supply chain management. Specific focus is in developing optimal performing teams; providing clear team visions and objectives; establishing strong operational processes, procedures and metrics; and performing risk management and mitigation in order to provide a proactive operational management environment that delivers consistently superior results.

Mr. Mauer received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and has participated in numerous management training programs at General Electric and Lockheed Martin corporations.

William C. De Temple

William C. De Temple

Professional CEO

Mr. De Temple is a seasoned senior executive with a track record of more than twenty-five years of accomplishments in a number of industries both domestically and internationally. His passion is growing companies, whether it is a startup, a turnaround, a roll up, or taking it to the next level through organic growth. He has successfully defined new markets, increased market share and developed new product lines.

The goal of every company is to achieve the highest possible bottom line results and Mr. De Temple knows how to build and lead the management team along with developing and implementing the processes and controls that deliver those desired results.

As Director of Operations for several independent restaurant companies, he authored the controls and provided the leadership necessary to operate them efficiently. On-going training programs, effective organizational and communication skills were his keystones for building successful restaurants.

Mr. Myhre is a graduate of Paul Smiths College, majoring in hotel and restaurant management. He is also an active member of the National Restaurant Association and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Frederick W. Schrantz

Frederick W. Schrantz

CPA

Fred Schrantz has over 35 years experience as a visionary and proactive leader who focuses on innovative solutions and who blends finance and operations into a winning synergy. Significant achievements in diverse industries including consumer electronics manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, direct marketing, energy / mining industry, wholesale distribution, petroleum wax products manufacturing, and also recreational products manufacturing / distribution.

As Vice President and Corporate Controller of a $100 MM petroleum wax products manufacturer, was a senior member of the Turnaround team that successfully took the company through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, emergence and four years later a profitable $350 MM business.

He has extensive experience in rebuilding / strengthening accounting teams, financial and operational control, forecasting, management reporting, cost analysis / control, financial management, operations analysis and budget administration. He also has experience in directing teams in tax planning and compliance, property and general liability insurance, IT, and purchasing.

Fred began his carrier in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in Dayton, Ohio where he gained invaluable experience serving diverse clients in various manufacturing industries, major retail, member health clubs and savings and loans.

Mr. Schrantz received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio. He also, has been awarded the “Presidents Award” from two different companies for implementing innovative solutions.

Wayne A. Dicken

Wayne A. Dicken

MBA

Mr. Dicken brings to Maximize Management, Inc. over 25 years of extensive operations experience in manufacturing, service and consumer goods sectors.

Prior to joining Maximize Management he held progressive management roles at Union Carbide, Rhone Poulenc, Aventis and Bayer Crop Science. He was Branch Manager at Charleston National Bank and the Founder/ CEO/President of Caregiver Connections, a health care company. Most recently, he held the position of VP Operations at BPI International, Inc. a consumer goods company.

Mr. Dicken’s areas of expertise include production, distribution, inventory management, sales and operations planning, organizational development, change management, strategic planning, M&A, product development and product life cycle, labor relations, management information systems, quality improvement, ERP (SAP and Intuitive), LEAN, and 5S. He has extensive experience with CFR, DOT, FDA, RCRA, cGMP, OSHA, EEO, ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation Laws.

Mr. Dicken holds an Associate in Applied Science and Regents B.A. from West Virginia State College and a Masters in Business Administration from West Virginia University including international studies in Fulda, Germany.

Ron Hutton

Ron Hutton

Ron Hutton is an experienced sales and marketing manager, online marketing professional and webmaster with over 20 years of experience working for companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 to entrepreneurial startups.

Having held positions as VP – Sales and Marketing, Director of Training and Divisional Sales Manager, Ron understands the importance of communications, work ethic and community.

Over the course of the last seven years, Ron has either led or held an instrumental position in the launch of over 700 website development projects. These website development and search engine marketing projects have included B2B and B2C markets such as health and wellness, software, personal finance, business services, military products, sports and more.

Ron brings skills and expertise to the Maximize Management team in a wide range of areas, including online marketing, SEO and search engine marketing, product launch services, copywriting, promotional communication, lead generation system design, strategic planning for affiliate and joint ventures, web design, teleseminar / webinar planning and execution, as well as digital media production and publishing.

Ron Kiyohiro

Ron Kiyohiro

Mr. Kiyohiro has over 25 years of senior management experience in sales and marketing covering a wide range of industries and business environments from large Fortune 1000 companies to small and medium sized private and publicly held companies. The environment has included entrepreneurial start-ups to leaders in their market segments, ranging from manufacturing and full distribution companies to distribution and service only companies.

Mr. Kiyohiro’s experience in planning and implementation has centered on the areas of sales and sales channel development, customer satisfaction, industry marketing, product marketing, product development, business and strategic planning, product introduction, and operating expense reduction and control.

The breadth of Mr. Kiyohiro’s market involvement has allowed him the opportunity to work with organizations such as The Gap, Home Depot, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Shell Oil, First Data Merchant Services, Verifone, NCR, and IBM.

Mr. Kiyohiro has a Marketing degree from the University of Denver.

Robert Walker

Robert Walker

Robert Walker has over 20 years experience in Senior Management and Executive Leadership. His focus has been on building winning teams with a strategic vision and the tactics to achieve their goals.
He has a strong background in retail operations, consumer electronics, sales and marketing, real estate, business startups and brings an innovative thought process to all segments.

As a Senior Vice President of sales and operations for a Fortune 200 consumer electronics retailer, he led multiple regions and divisions to superior results and brought 100’s of millions dollars in both revenue and profits to the bottom line. This was always accomplished through innovative thinking and the ability to develop great teams and organizations that execute at a high level.

Robert has extensive experience building operational controls and processes, sales development and training, turnaround expertise, human resource management and solutions, cross-functional team building, brand management and executive leadership and development.

Mr. Walker went to Mt San Antonio College and has participated in multiple Executive Education programs to include, Darden School of Business, Cornell University and Dale Carnegie. He is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the National Board of Realtors and is an active leader and participant in multiple fund raising events to include the American Cancer Society.

Keith L. Myhre

Keith L. Myhre

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Mike Riley

Mike Riley

Mr. Riley has spent forty years as a senior corporate executive, first leading the marketing innovations of Fortune 500 firms, and later building marketing-driven startup firms.

He first served for two decades as a strategic planning officer or partner of leading advertising agencies in Chicago and San Francisco. There he helped client firms like Procter & Gamble, Miles/Bayer, Coca-Cola, and Dole Foods to generate over $2 Billion in incremental annual sales by helping them to introduce a host of successful new products and brands.

Keith Myhre has over 30 years in his Hospitality Industry career instilled with a strong passion for quality since childhood after being raised working at his family’s restaurant. Experience has brought him the ability to build focused teams of well-trained and motivated managers who provide quality leadership and insure the finest and most consistent food and service.

His success record with Marriott Corporation, managing business and healthcare foodservice contract accounts, independent QSR / FSR operations, building restaurant sales and marketing, P&L accountability, human resource skills and business startups will provide the background needed for many situations.

Jay Reidenbach

Jay Reidenbach

Jay Reidenbach has had more than 30 years of success as a Senior Executive in the telecommunications/data networking industry. He began his career with Bellsouth and held numerous positions in sales, sales management, marketing, services and public relations before becoming Vice President of Florida operations for a new division of AT&T. Jay was responsible for sales, marketing, client relationship, brand awareness and public relations for this computer, voice/data networking start-up. He then became Vice President of the southern region with P/L responsibility of $600MM for 9 states serving AT&T’s commercial accounts.

Jay was a member of the senior team responsible for the turnaround of a division that had lost $200MM. Three years later, as a result of sales effectiveness initiatives, reducing the number of products, repricing remaining products and SG&A reductions, the division made a profit of $102MM. He became Vice President of sales and service for Lucent Technologies and was responsible for P/L of $850MM, all direct and indirect sales resources (2200), all service technicians (1800), related fleet management (1200 vehicles), warehousing and logistics in a 14 state area. During this time, Jay improved customer satisfaction/service and reduced costs by consolidating 9 call centers into 2-250 seat centers serving 100,000+ clients.

Jay concluded his career with Lucent Technologies as Vice President-Eastern Region with overall responsibility for 18 separate P/L markets from Boston to Miami totaling
$1.8 billion.

Jay’s broad business background and experiences can provide significant value enhancing benefits to both new and existing enterprises.

John Bruels

John Bruels

John Bruels is a seasoned COO/CEO with over 30 years of general management proficiency in growing companies and developing strategic and tactical plans that capitalize on the company’s core competencies. His breadth of experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Goodrich to managing a non-profit that included a portfolio of twenty-two small to midsized companies.

He has directed turnarounds in several industries including aerospace, lawn and garden, recreational marine and non-profit arenas. A hands-on executive who has had line management experience in engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, his teams have consistently out-paced their industries in both top and bottom line performance.

John has expertise in business development, strategic financial assessment, strategic planning and modeling, vision, value, goal development & alignment, product rationalization, gap analysis, capital formation; change management, restructuring, key metric design, market relevancy, business performance management, business plan development, cash flow analysis, core competency assessment, time-to-market/revenue acceleration, new product development & rollout, team building, and acquisitions and divestitures

Bruels received an MBA from Boston University and a BSME from the University of Connecticut. He is currently the Chairman-elect of the University of Tampa Board Of Fellows, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Sykes School of Business and a Mentor for the Emerging Companies Academy of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He also is active with the Turnaround Management Association, The Association for Corporate Growth and the Florida Venture Forum.

John Flynn

John Flynn

John Flynn brings to Maximize Management over 30 years of senior leadership in Manufacturing, Engineering and Corporate Development. Most recently as President/ General Manager of a midsize plastics manufacturing and distribution company, John led sales and productivity growth while reducing customer complaints, OSHA IRR and overhead spending. When the parent company filed for bankruptcy protection, John located and facilitated the sale of the business to one of his suppliers while maintaining the business such that there was no loss of customers, suppliers or employees as the business was turned over to the new owners.

The bulk of John’s career was spent in progressively more responsible positions with a publicly traded, Fortune 500 branded consumer products company. As Corporate Industrial Engineering Manager John sited 4 new manufacturing facilities, introduced innovative new packaging technology, interfaced between marketing and manufacturing for new product introductions and led the corporate cost reduction program.

Continuing to grow with the company John became Managing Director of Corporate Development, reporting to the CEO. Over 8 years, complimentary acquisitions, ranging in size from $25 million to $150 million, were completed both domestic and international. John not only identified the candidates, but also negotiated the contracts, conducted due diligence, completed the justification business plan for Board approval, closed the deal and completed post closing integration. At the time the company was acquired John’s acquisitions accounted for 25% of total revenue.

John has a BS from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering.

Ed Alvarez

Ed Alvarez

Mr. Alvarez has demonstrated wide ranging, creative and analytical abilities over nearly 30 years of business experience. Before joining Maximize Management, Mr. Alvarez honed his knowledge of corporate finance, financial statement analysis, asset valuation and deal structuring working in one of the most challenging and competitive environments the business world, top tier Wall Street firms. As an analyst and trader on the institutional trading side of the street, he was instrumental in identifying, negotiating and executing transactions that generated more than $50 million in profitability for his employer.

At Maximize Management, Mr. Alvarez brings a wealth of knowledge and contacts to bear in developing comprehensive business plans and financing strategies for his clients ranging from early stage venture capital to mature turn-around situations.

Mr. Alvarez earned an undergraduate degree in Economics form Amherst College, a Master in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a CPA certification from the state of New York. In addition, Mr. Alvarez holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

James Mauer

James Mauer

Mr. Mauer brings over 25 years of successful and innovative management and leadership skills to the Maximize Management, Inc. team. The majority of his career has been progressive management positions for leading Department of Defense contractors such as General Electric, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin. Most recently, he was the President and COO of a midsize services company with technical employees located throughout the world and a rapid response supply chain organization maximizing availability of over 8000 Department of Defense training simulators at over 450 locations, including war zones. While in this position, the company’s sales increased over 33%, profits increased by a factor of 10, new customers increased by a factor of 6, and new contracts increased by a factor of 7 while significantly improving customer satisfaction.

Mr. Mauer has extensive experience in organizing and building high performance teams to provide superior results in meeting the company goals and providing outstanding customer satisfaction. He has broad leadership experience in business development, product development, product life cycle support, government contracts, and supply chain management. Specific focus is in developing optimal performing teams; providing clear team visions and objectives; establishing strong operational processes, procedures and metrics; and performing risk management and mitigation in order to provide a proactive operational management environment that delivers consistently superior results.

Mr. Mauer received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and has participated in numerous management training programs at General Electric and Lockheed Martin corporations.