Feasibility Studies

Turnaround Management

Strategic Marketing Planning

My mission is to provide marina owners, developers, and investors with honest and unbiased evaluations and recommendations for proposed projects, acquisitions, and business development.

I am an independent consultant specializing in all facets of marina business development. I have over 30 years of experience in the marina industry. The majority of my experience is in on-site management, specializing in start-up and turn-around management.

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  • Advertising & Media Planning
  • Startup Management
  • Expert Witness
  • OSHA Compliance Training
  • Online Notary
  • Florida Real Estate Broker

The following is a quote from an article in the Harvard Business Review “Marketing Myopia” by Theodore Levitt:

“The railroads did not stop growing because the need for passenger and freight transportation declined. That grew. The railroads are in trouble today, not because that need was filled by others (cars, trucks, airplanes, and even telephones) but because it was not filled by the railroads themselves. They let others take customers away from them because they assumed themselves to be in the railroad business rather than in the transportation business. The reason they defined their industry incorrectly was that they were railroad oriented instead of transportation oriented; they were product-oriented instead of customer-oriented”.


Thank you for all that you’ve done for this marina, the St Joe Company and me over the last 18 months. Our marina is a tribute to your skills and your sensitivity to our needs and those of the customers in Port St. Joe Marina.

John A. Hendry

Vice President St. Joe Company, Port St. Joe Marina

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Your and other’s feedback, we’ve soured on the viability of the marina component.  We have one other group looking at it, but it doesn’t look promising.

Thad Paul

Managing Director U.S. Real Estate, The Carlyle Group

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida looks forward to a continuation of the excellent and close working relationship we’ve enjoyed with you during your tenure at Bahia Mar.

The contributions you’ve made to our organization are frankly too numerous to list, however, I would be remiss in not expressing sincere ppreciation for the time, effort and talent you have expended in our behalf. The marketing strategies and promotional concepts laid out for our organization show a depth of talent, imagination and forward thinking second to none.

Frank F. Herhold

Executive Director, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Inc.


Thank you for your in-depth report, although it is not what we hoped for; you saved us five million dollars.

William K. Hayes II

CEO Atlantic Development, Atlantic Development

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When you took over this project last year we both knew you were in for a challenge. Since you came on board last October I have seen your dedication, and hard work. We have learned a great deal from you.

Eddie Ben-Aderet

Senior Vice President Jordache Enterprises, Venice Marina

I have finally arrived back.in Australia after quite an exhaustive global trip and this is the first opportunity to say thank you for the time you spent with my Singaporean associates and myself, reviewing your spectacular! marina.

To arrive virtually unannounced and for you to spend considerable time with us, and C.”Cpressing quite openly the pros & cons of constructing and operating a major yacht marina was very much appreciated.

We will be introducing many of your suggestions at Sunrise into the Sentosa Cove Marina.

I will keep you informed of our progress and I do hope at some point we will have the opportunity of having you as a guest at the Sentosa Cove Marina.

Rob Stirling

CEO & Director, Pacific Rim Maritime PTY LTD

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Through his industry contacts, marketing knowledge and passion for quality, Dick filled the marina quickly upon completion in March 2001. In addition, he provided valuable feedback and assistance with respect to the overall management of the multi-use project, its security, service, maintenance and operational policies.

Terry Stiles

Chairman Stiles Corporation, Sunrise Harbor Mega Yacht Marina

On behalf of Japanese mission members, I would like to express our sincere appr ciation for the heartfelt hospitality extended to us.

The mission members were all quite happy to have had the opportunity to see your facility. The discussion that took place in the conference room was so impressive and informative. I only regret that tim was so short.

Thank you very much again for your· cooperation in promoting u.s. exports of the marine leisure industry to Japan.

Atushi Inaba

Commercial Specialist, USFCS American Embassy, Tokyo