How I can help you

I am an experienced, retired marketing executive with a background in small businesses. I particularly enjoy helping clients set up their companies and establishing an effective marketing plan. Areas I can assist you with are: selecting the best business entity, strategy, marketing, promotion, basic finance and funding sources. For companies further along, I can offer help with: product development, product management, domestic and international sales management. Following is a summary of my experience.
MARKETING CONSULTANT, Seattle, Washington 1996 - 2011. Conducted multi-year consulting contracts with Stress-Tek, Inc. (Kent, WA) and BuildSite LLC (Oakland, CA). Also, performed shorter term projects with numerous companies including: Aldus Corporation (Seattle, WA), Uniphase (San Jose, CA), Innovative Solutions (Bellevue, WA), DRC Resource Group (Seattle, WA), SA Global (Bellevue, WA) and Contract Manufacturing Consulting (Bellevue,WA). STRESS-TEK, INC., Kent, Washington 1992 - 1996 DIRECTOR OF MARKETING SALES. Responsible for all marketing, sales and technical support for on- board truck scales, computers and route management software to the trucking industry. Managed six regional sales managers, inside sales and technical support staff. Directly responsible for key National Accounts and OEMs. $7.0 million + annual revenue. SPACELABS, INC., Redmond, Washington 1989 - 1992 DIVISION MARKETING MANAGER. Managed all marketing activities for the Vita-Stat Division, a $10 million manufacturer of public access blood pressure monitors. Vita-Stat has over 10,000 customer locations primarily in retail pharmacies and corporate worksites. PHYSIO-CONTROL CORPORATION, Redmond, Washington 1986 - 1989 INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT MANAGER. Managed a three-person product management group for Physio's $30 million international division selling patient montoring equipment. Responsibilities included strategic and operation planning, product development, promotion, pricing, new product introductions and sales training.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Other Services (except public admin.)
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Rick Talbot

Communication Methods

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