The QuickStrategy Team of Advisors
Bruce R. Robinson
Chairman and CEO, QuickStrategy Corporation. Mr. Robinson
has over 30 years of operations management and senior corporate level experience
in the electronics, electro-optics and engineering services industry. His experience
has ranged from directing corporate development, strategic planning, and merger and
acquisition activity at New York Stock exchange companies to managing small electronic
instrument and engineering services companies. He is the Author of: Strategic Acquisitions:
A Guide to Growing and Enhancing the Value of Your Business, and QuickStrategy: A Proven Method
to Focus and Guide Your Business in Rapidly Changing Markets.
Education: BSEE/ MBA
Focus Areas: Electronics, Electro-Optics, Engineering Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Training
Managing Advisor: Mr. Travelstead has over 30 years of very diverse experience in small
and large companies including senior management positions in a Fortune 1 company
(domestic & international). He has worked on three continents allowing broad exposure
and training in cultural acceptance, wide range of management and operating systems/environments.
Experience includes: operations, manufacturing, construction, engineering, senior management,
Chairman of Board of multi-national operating companies, Board Director of captive insurance
company, Chairman State Personnel Board, Advisor and Sr. Executive for Private Equity companies,
Board Director of Not for Profit’s and Trade Associations and startup/acquisitions/sale of
multiple companies as an owner. Significant experience in advising owners and boards in ways to
improve their operations and market strategies to maximize the value of their company and
position themselves for future organic and acquisition growth.
Education: BS Mining Engineering/Finance
Focus Areas: Mining/Minerals Recovery, Oil/Gas/Oil Sands, Electrical Generation,
Construction Management, Engineering Services, Manufacturing, Labor/Management (Union/Non-Union)
Issues/Structures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Human Resources, Strategic Planning and
Facilitator/Mentor to business professionals.
Robert C. Bellemare
Senior Strategy Advisor: Mr. Bellemare has diverse management experience
as a CEO in an energy services business, startup businesses, sales and marketing
management, and electric utility company corporate development. As a former
managing director of a public utility energy services company, he had full profit
and loss responsibility and led the utilities entry into states with newly deregulated
electricity markets, including California, Pennsylvania, and Texas. With a Masters
degree in Power Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and over 17 years of
utility related experience, Mr. Bellemare is uniquely qualified in areas of business
diversification, restructuring legislation, organizational structures for competitive
environments, business strategy assessment, and technology R&D.
Education: BSEE/MSEE, PE
Focus Areas: Utility Services, Utility Operations, Regulated Industry Services, Power Generation and Distribution, Market Intelligence
Jon T. Brock
Senior Strategy Advisor: Mr. Brock has experience as a COO of a utility
services business, with a focus on IT services and strategic intelligence. He also has
experience in utility business design, business plan development, utility metering services,
outsourcing and infrastructure design and development. As Director of CSW retail services,
Mr. Brock directed the activities of a large public utility as it entered into the competitive
retail energy markets.
Education: BS, Management Science and Computer Systems, MBA
Focus Areas: Utility IT Services, Market Intelligence, Outsourcing, and Marketing
Senior Strategy Advisor: Mr. Cygan has 30 years experience in operations management,
project management, and corporate level management in technology based businesses. He has directed
businesses in the offshore oil industry, construction engineering, project management software,
and transportation industry. He has strategic planning and corporate development experience with
small start-up businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
Education: BSChemical Engineering, MSOE
Focus Areas: Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Oil and Gas Exploration, Software Development
Nicholas C. Kaufman
Senior Strategy Advisor: During a 40-year career in energy,
telecom, environmental and defense markets, Mr. Kaufman has managed
(as President, COO, CEO) more than a dozen companies, large and small,
domestic and foreign, startup and mature, publicly and privately held.
Additionally, he has served as Director of several companies and is co-owner
of two small manufacturing companies.
Mr. Kaufman was first introduced to the fundamentals of the Quick Strategy in 1977
and since then has commissioned, prepared and/or reviewed several hundred
strategic segment plans using these methods and this format.
These have enabled profit enhancement, restructuring to meet changed markets
and analysis and incorporation of acquisitions.
Education: BS Physics/MS Engineering Science
Focus Areas: Defense Industry, Environmental Services, Telecom, Energy
Senior Strategy Advisor: Mr. Loch has over 35 years of experience
in management of global energy services and manufacturing businesses. He has
directed small services firms and billion-dollar manufacturing businesses through
expansion and restructuring activities and developing new products and services in
new and established markets. As a hands-on practitioner he has improved operating
efficiency and quality, winning the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality
Award. He is a seasoned developer of strategic plans with the experience of directing
Education: Professional Engineer with a BSME.
Focus Areas: Energy Services, Manufacturing, Metallurgy
Senior Strategy Advisor: Dr. Macek has more than 35 years of
professional experience in new business management, corporate management, business
strategy development, due diligence, and market research in domestic and international
markets. He has founded and managed three international management services companies
and one environmental services company. He has developed strategic plans for Fortune
200 companies and provided business strategy training to start-up businesses. His
experience includes key management and support roles in biotechnology and life sciences
companies, environmental services firms, international banking, and risk management services firms.
Focus Areas: Biotechnology, Banking, Risk Management, International Market Development, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Industries.
Management Training and Development: Mr. Murphy has over 25 years
of experience in the area of management training and development in areas ranging
from banking to high technology manufacturing and services. He has developed extensive
training seminars in the areas of strategic planning; implementing strategic planning,
change management, performance management, team development, and acquisition integration.
Focus Areas: Management Training
Senior Strategy Advisor: Mr. Peterson is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
with more than 35 years experience in senior financial management positions.
For 12 years he managed a private equity program for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
He had direct oversight responsibility for a portfolio of limited partnerships
with total committed capital of $4.0 billion.
He has experience in all aspects of private equity investing,
including selection of general partners, approval of capital commitments,
portfolio valuations, exit strategies and risk management.
For more than 20 years he worked in the brokerage industry
as a New York Stock Exchange approved supervisory analyst
specializing in the analysis of technology companies and markets.
He evaluated merger and acquisitions transactions for investment bankers
and institutional investors.
He serves as an industry arbitrator for NASD Dispute Resolution.
Co-author of Strategic Acquisitions: A Guide to Growing and Enhancing the Value of Your Business.
Education: BS Psychology and Mathematics.
Focus Areas:Private Equity funds, Mergers and Acquisitions, Venture-backed small businesses.
Robert J. Schultz
Senior Strategy Advisor/ Trainer: Mr. Schultz has over 35 years
of experience in technology development, manufacturing and product distribution, program
and project management, training and curriculum development, and sales and marketing. His
experience covers both commercial and government business services and manufacturing with
extensive experience in alternative energy technology, safety analysis, satellite control,
electronic instruments, and government project management. He has directed government proposal
activities resulting in multibillion-dollar projects and started two technology based businesses
and managed $25 million/year electronics manufacturing businesses. He has specialized in training
technologists in the area of business development and strategic planning with over 40 publications
in program management, nuclear clean-up, alternative energy, satellite control systems, radiochemistry,
business development, and tech transfer.
Focus Areas: Government Services, Manufacturing, Energy, Electronics, Project Management, and Management Training